Elsie Winter, 90, of Inman, Kansas, passed away at 9:56 a.m., Tuesday, January 2nd, 2017 while in the company of family members, at Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas.
Elsie was born in Buhler, Kansas on August 2, 1927, a daughter of Kathryn (Epp) and Abe Martin Fehdrau.
Elsie attended schools in Buhler and graduated from Buhler High School, Buhler, Kansas in 1946.
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas, where she was a member of the LWML, was a quilter for Lutheran World Relief, was an active member of the Kitchen Committee and served her church in many capacities through the years.
Elsie was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She also worked as a secretary for Alliance Life Insurance Company for 24 and 1/2 years
Elsie was a member of the Amity Club, Birthday Club, and the Neighborhood Card Club. Elsie enjoyed hand crafting, counted cross stitch, embroidery, cooking and baking especially peppernuts and bierrocks.
Elsie was united in marriage to Arnold “Arnie” Winter on October 10, 1948 at the Hebron Mennonite Church, Buhler, Kansas. Arnie died on April 12, 1999.
She is survived by her children, Donna Maurer, and her husband Bill of Inman, Kansas and Gary Winter and his wife Vivian, of Inman, Kansas; her 5 grandchildren, Barbara Nelson(Greg), Bill Maurer(Keri), Becky Knackstedt(Kendall), Ashley Bowman and Shane Bowman; her 9 great-grandchildren, Bradley Maurer, Kristen Knackstedt, Tanner Knackstedt, Jackson Nelson, Lauren Maurer, Sydney Maurer, Kadence Welch, Talon Welch and Owen Dirks; other relatives and a host of friends
She was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Kathryn Fehdrau; her husband, Arnie Winter and her brother, Stanley Fehdrau.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.
The funeral service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 5th, 2018 with the Reverend Dale Dumperth.
The burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church or Good Shepard Hospice and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.