Friday, June 26, 2015

“Doc” Winter, 1927-2015, RIP

We attended the Memorial Service for Dr. Byron K. Winter, DVM, at the Seward United Methodist Church this morning. “Doc” was a unique individual. He had a distinguished military career during the Viet Nam and Korean wars. After serving as a HS teacher for a few years, he went back to Iowa State University and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. He married his HS sweetheart, Glenna, in 1952 and their marriage was blessed with a daughter and 3 sons. The family moved to Seward in June, 1960, where Doc set up his veterinary practice. He not only had a very successful practice but was likely, the best known person in the County. He won ribbons and trophies in running and hurdles at Cornhusker Games, served in leadership positions with the SUM Church, the Seward City Council, the Memorial Health Care System Board of Directors, the School Board for 24 years, Kiwanis Club, Magazine Club and inducted into the Seward County Hall of Agricultural Achievement. It was a beautiful Memorial Service with Rev. Dale Lambert; son David providing a Eulogy; Virginia Fraser Organist, and congregational singing of 3 old familiar hymns. A Military Service was also conducted  and lunch was served. It was a near capacity crowd at the Church and I’m sure everyone there has wonderful memories of Doc. 

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