Funeral services for Mr. Carl Winterboer, 85, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park of Spencer.
Carl passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in Spencer.
Carl Gustav Winterboer, the son of Dick and Anna (Zishka) Winterboer, was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Westport Township near rural Everly. His mother, Anna, died when Carl was a very young child. His father raised four sons: Wayne, Howard, Edward and Carl. A relative helped to raise these boys until Dick remarried Viola Zishka. Upon that marriage, there were two more sons: Dickie and Donnie, and three sisters: Norma Jean, Luretha and Mary Ann. Life was hard with mixed family and stress of the farm.
Carl left home when he was 15, and had no idea where he was going to live; he spent the first night under the railroad dock in Everly. Parm Boyles found him, took him home and found a family to take him in. The Roy Roskens family was his new family and home. He worked on their farm and attended high school and graduated. He attended college at Central College in Pella, where he played football.
Carl married Evelyn Marie Roberts on Feb. 10, 1944, in Spencer. Carl served with the U.S. Navy two years until his honorable discharge. He started farming in 1946 and moved to the family farm in 1948, where firmed. He was a member of the American Legion, Co-op Elevator Boards and served on the Everly Community School Board. In 2004, they moved within the city limits of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Viola Winterboer; three brothers: Edward, Wayne and Howard Winterboer; one stepbrother, Donald Winterboer; two stepsisters: Luretha Walton and Norma Jean Seaberg; and son-in-law, Tom Golden of Milford; two daughters: Beverly Sorem and her husband, Dale of Nevada, and Sandra Golden of Nevada; eight .grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Dickie Winterboer of Rome, Ga.; and one sister, Mary Ann Perkins of Turo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Glen Pedersen Post 1 - American Legion of Spencer.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.