James O. Winter, 81, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at his home. He was born on Dec. 8, 1927, in Rose Hill, Ill., the son of the late Lester and Pearl Winter.
After serving in the Navy during WWII, he married the former Lucille Mefford in 1951.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lucille Winter of Sugar Grove; children, Sandra J. Boyce of Sugar Grove, Stephen J. (Beth) Winter of Aurora and Michael D. (Glenda) Winter of Aurora; grandchildren, Lindsey (Dan) Winter of Montgomery, Carissa of Aurora, Melissa, Michael and Matthew Williams of Aurora; brother, Niel Winter of Kankakee, Ill.; sister, Geneva Binder of Washington, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale; and sister, Jewel.
Jim never met a stranger. He had many friends and neighbors in Sugar Grove that he met through his coffee visits, lawn mowing services and driving the tractor and train at Blackberry Farm in the 1990s.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3, at the chapel. Burial will take place at Sugar Grove Cemetery.
For further information, please call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.