VeteranJunior Winston

Junior WinstonJunior Lee Winston, 90, of Browning died at 11:01 a.m. July 1, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, a son of Edward Lester and Dorothy Agnes Workman Winston. He married Elsie Konetzny on Feb. 19, 1949, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Steven (and Sharleen) Winston of Wheeling, Michael (and Lou Ann) Winston of Rushville and Marty (and Bonnie) Winston of Augusta; one sister, Beverly Burgard of Rushville; two brothers, Jack (and Betty) Winston of Rushville and Bill (and Sondra) Winston of Monmouth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Annette Winston.

He was a heavy equipment operator for the Army Corps of Engineers for 34 years, retiring in 1981. He then worked as a commercial fisherman and owned and operated Winston Fish Market in Browning.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving from 1944-46 on the Island of Palawan in the Philippine Islands with a rank of Seaman First Class.

He was a member of Browning United Methodist Church where he served on the Maintenance Committee. He also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He was recognized by the Modern Woodmen for his volunteer work, including snow removal for the senior citizens, elderly and local churches in Browning.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at his church with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be at Browning Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials may be made to his church or Browning Senior Center.

Condolences may be sent to www.shawgomemorialhome.org.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/5/2017


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