Rev. Mark Winther


Relationship to conference: Retired local pastor

Date of death: Nov. 28, 2018 at age 65

Arrangements: A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at Wood Lake UMC (2 4th St. S, Wood Lake). A visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service.

Appointment information: Rev. Winther served churches in the Southwest Texas and Wisconsin Conferences before being licensed in the Minnesota Conference in 2003. He served Minnesota churches in Howard Lake, Herman, Chokio, Pepperton, Norcross, Roseau, Marshall, and Wood Lake. He retired in 2015.

Rev. Winther is survived by his wife, Orinda Winther; his children, Joshua Winther (Becky Hansen), Elizabeth (Jennifer) Winther, and Holly Winther; five grandchildren; and his siblings John (Dorothy) Severson and Edith (Gene) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Shirley, Helen, Linda, and Patricia.

Memorials are preferred to an educational or literacy charity of your choice.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Orinda Winther, P.O. Box 43, Wood Lake, MN 56297.

An obituary can be read on the Hamilton Funeral Home website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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