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Sandra L. "Sandy" Wintermote

Sandra L. "Sandy" Wintermote,

76 of Elm Creek passed away

Friday, December 2, 2022 at

Kearney Regional Medical

Center in Kearney. Memorial

services were held December

7, 2022 at Elm Creek Christian

Church; Pastor Scott Foster

officiated. Inurnment followed

at Elm Creek Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to

the American Cancer Society or

American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be shared

online at Services are

entrusted to O'Brien Straatmann Redinger

Funeral and Cremation Services.

Sandy was born January 30, 1946 in

Pender, Nebraska to Fred and Verna

(Schuldt) Bird. She received her education

from Pender High School, graduating with

the class of 1964. Sandra later attended

cosmetology school. She also worked in the

records department at Pender Community

Hospital. On June 19, 1969, Sandy was

united in marriage to Leonard Wintermote.

The couple made their home in Sidney, NE

where she worked at the Insurance Store

for many years. They moved to Elm Creek

in 1998 where Sandy was head of school

lunches at Elm Creek Public Schools until

her retirement in 2011.

Sandy enjoyed collecting

crystal, angels and thimbles.

She loved crafts, sewing,

embroidering, doing crossword

puzzles, playing cards, tending

to her flowers, camping and

spending time with family and

many friends.

Left to cherish her memory

are her husband, Leonard

Wintermote of Elm Creek; sons,

Rusty (Jeanne) Wintermote

of Carroll, IA and Rob

Wintermote of Elm Creek; grandchildren,

Alicen (Joe) Weeks, Andrew (Taylor)

Wintermote and Adysen (Blake) Barquist;

great grandchildren, Finnley and Maeve

Weeks and Kenneth Wintermote; siblings,

Lila Nelson of Lyons, NE, Betty (Steve)

Mayberry of Cabool, MO and Randy

(Kathy) Bird of Wayne, NE; sisters-in-law,

Betty Wintermote of Kearney and Carlene

Wintermote of Oak Creek, WI; as well as

many nieces, nephews, extended family

and friends.

Sandy was preceded in death by her

parents; daughter, Rochelle Wintermote;

and brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and

Arlene Bird; brothers-in-law, Erwin Nelson,

Lloyd Wintermote and Arthur Wintermote.


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