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Gary Winter

February 4, 1958 — November 20, 2020


Gary G. Winter, 62, of Rushville, NE, died Friday November 20, 2020, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born February 4, 1958, in Gordon, NE, to John and Kathryn (Semans) Winter. As a young child he lived in Rushville, NE where he attended Cravath Elementary and graduated from Rushville High School in 1976. While in high school he participated in basketball and was a member of the RATS, which he spent a lot of time cheering on the Rushville Longhorns.

After graduation he worked at the Rushville Coop. While working at the Coop he met Debbie Dragoo. The two united in marriage on November 26, 1977, where they took up residency in the house that Gary had grown up in. To this union they welcomed a son, Barry, in June of 1978, a daughter April in May of 1981, and another son John, in November of 1983.

He worked at the Coop until the early 1990’s as the tire man, then later as the manager. Then he worked for Wellnitz Construction for 10 years. At that time, he opened his own business with his wife, called Winter Custom Design. He continued to work, doing what he loved to do, up until the time of his passing.

He was member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed time with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports and teaching them how to cheat at card games. He never won, but always found a way to twist the rules. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and feeding the squirrels. He was also a huge Husker fan! Go Big Red!!

Survivors include his wife Debbie Winter of Rushville, two sons, Barry (Carrie) Winter of Alliance, and John (Heather) Winter of Lincoln, a daughter April (Dustin Lee) of Rushville, grandkids: Kelsey, Tyler, McClain, Karter, Haylie, Allyson, Mason, Braylea, Alexander, and Madelynn. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Visitation will be held Friday November 27, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE. Services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2:00 PM at the Gordon-Rushville Middle School Gym, Rushville, NE. The family requests that all in attendance wear jeans and husker attire. Also face masks are required and please maintain social distancing.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Winter Custom Designs Scholarship Fund and donations may be sent to Debbie Winter, PO Box 497, Rushville, NE 69360.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 27, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home

101 N Main St, Gordon, NE 69343

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Gordon-Rushville Middle School

310 Sprague St, Rushville, NE 69360

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