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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Alan Winter
Obituary for Alan Edward Winter

Racine- Alan Edward Winter, 73, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on March 24, 2021.

Alan was born in Milwaukee to the late Edward and Joyce (nee Sandborn) Winter on May 15, 1947. Alan served in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968. Alan enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1976 until he retired in 2007. Between 2000 and 2007 he ran the 440th Honor Guard and conducted close to 3200 ceremonies for fallen veterans. He earned the designation of Expert Rifleman while also earning two Purple Hearts. During this time, he worked for Western Publishing for 29 years until 1997. On July 11, 1970, Alan was united in marriage to Janet (nee Thomsen). Being a lifelong veteran, Alan was heavily involved with Veterans of Foreign Wars. Through the VFW he volunteered at veterans’ funerals, where he was a part of the Honor Guard along with the Firing Squad.

Alan was always there for anyone who asked for helped. Alan loved trivia and his dog, Lexi. On Tuesdays, he would often meet up with his cousins at Buckets Pub for wings and cards. Above all, Alan loved his family and spent as much time as he could with his children and his grandchildren. Alan will be missed by many.

Left to cherish Alan’s memories are his wife, Janet Winter; children: Jennifer Jarvis, Michael (April) Winter, and Bradley (Danielle) Winter; grandchildren: Benjamin Jarvis, Kendall Jarvis, Graycen Jarvis, Dane Winter, Megan Winter, Andrew Winter, Casey Winter; and many loving cousins, family and friends.

Services for Alan will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday March 31, 2021. Alan’s visitation will start at 3:00 PM and will end at 5:00 PM. A celebration of life will follow at 5:00 PM. Friends and family are welcomed to Alan’s committal service on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery where Alan will be laid to rest. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only 50 people will be allowed to enter the funeral home at a time. Guests may be required to wait outside until others leave the funeral home. Anyone planning on attending Alan’s visitation will also be required to wear a face covering/mask upon entering the funeral home along with following social distancing guidelines. Online condolences may be shared at www.wilsonfuneralhomeinc.com. Memorials may be directed to the Racine Area Veterans Center.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the VFW, the VFW Honor Guard, Racine Area Veterans Center, and to his Trivia buddies for being a part of Alan’s life.

“Semper Fi”

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