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William D. Winberg

October 11, 1924 — February 17, 2020

William "Bill" Dean Winberg, age 95, died Monday, February 17, 2020, in his Fargo, ND, home surrounded by the love of family both near and far away.

Bill was born October 11, 1924, to John A. and Leda Iown (Evans) Winberg, the fifth of seven children. His childhood was spent on the farm four miles north of Eldridge, ND, in the Pipestem Valley. He graduated fourth in his class, from Eldridge High School, in 1942.

Bill married the love of his life, Mary Jean Wanzek, on June 14, 1949, in St. Mathias Catholic Church in Windsor, ND. They spent the next seventy years loving, living and raising their five children.

Bill was drafted into the Army during the Korean War in October, 1950. He served two years in the Eighth Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Division as head cook for Headquarters in the Headquarters Company in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Bill spent forty years working with M & H. Prior to entering the service, Bill managed the M & H Gas Station in Jamestown, ND, where he returned after his military service. He was transferred to Aberdeen, SD, and finally to Moorhead, MN, in 1959. In 1960, M & H became the first fast food restaurant in the area, well known for their broasted chicken, hamburgers, and Bill's homemade chili.

Bill was a clever, insightful, and humble man with a distinct sense of appropriateness. He was known for his quick wit, his generosity, his cooking, and his love of words and nature. Bill and Mary enjoyed hosting backyard gatherings for family and friends, traveling, and fishing. Bill was a man to whom many looked up to for guidance, with admiration and respect. He will be missed by many.

Bill leaves behind his wife of seventy years, Mary; daughter, Karen (Al) Brennan, Rapid City, SD; daughter, Kathryn (Mark) Fagergren, Salt Lake City, UT; son, Robert (Kim Etterman) Winberg, Lady Lake, FL; son, John (Melanie Askegaard) Winberg, Crystal Lake, IL; and daughter, Kim (Byron) Trochman, Fargo; twelve grandchildren, Dawn (Michael) Provance, Jenell (Jason) Anderson, Kelly Brennan, Elizabeth Westphal, Tyler (Starr) Fagergren, Amber Brennan, Thomas (Rachel) Fagergren, Ann (Joseph) Post, Archer Winberg, Garrett Trochman, Henry Burke, Kathryn Trochman; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Mallori, Leah, Sydney, Jacob, Kylie, Ella, Xander, Mae, Olivia, James, Grace, Noah, Eloise, Amelia, and Violet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Leda (Evans) Winberg; brothers, Robert, John (Elaine), and infant Charles; sisters, Gertrude (Frank Sr.) Clemens, Lora June (Justin) Slete, Marjorie (L. Kay) Michael, and Betty (Ed) Tweedale.

Visitation for Bill will be Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 5 - 7 PM, with a prayer service and Rosary recitation at 6:30 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 21, 2020, at 1 PM, in St Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead. Burial will be in the spring in St. Pauline Cemetery, Windsor.



Visitation

FEB 20. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

FEB 20. 6:30 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Rosary

FEB 20. 6:30 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Mass of Christian Burial

FEB 21. 1:00 PM (CT)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

218 10th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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