Alfred Winegard


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:19 pm
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Alfred Daniel Winegard, 86, of Muscatine, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Pastor Paul Brooks will officiate. Private burial will take place in Illinois City Cemetery, Illinois City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, American Heart Association or American Diabetes.Online condolences may be left at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Alfred was born on Dec. 18, 1925, in Rock Island County, the second child of Daniel and Bertha Mueller Winegard. He graduated from Reynolds High School, Class of 1943.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in May 1944. He served two years in the European Theater during World War II with the 363rd Medical Battalion as an ambulance driver, the 255th Infantry as an ammunitions handler and the 38th HQ Battery as a clerk typist, before being honorably discharged in June 1946.
On April 15, 1955, he married Lucille Johnson in Iowa City. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1994. He later married Kathryn Nyenhuis Bieri on May 9, 1998, in Muscatine.
Alfred was self-employed in farming and operated a trucking firm, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.
Those left to honor his memory include in wife, Kay, Muscatine; his children, Janina Hawley and husband, Chris, and Chad Winegard and wife, Diane, all of Muscatine, Stacey Simmons and husband, Byron, of Illinois City, and Cort Winegard and wife, Colleen, of Keota, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Lance Hawley, Nic Hawley and wife, Abbie, Matt Winegard and wife, Amanda, Chelsea Winegard, Mikaela, Eli and Zoe Simmons, and Katie, Dan and Beth Winegard; one great-grandson, Rex Hawley; one brother, Robert Winegard and wife, Patty, of Illinois City; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Winegard, Greenville, Mich. He also is survived by eight stepchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; one brother, Wilbur Winegard; and two sisters, Blanche Templemire and Martha Morehead.












 



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