Anna Mae (Godfrey) Winters was born on Feb. 24, 1932, in Washta, to William and Edna (Small) Godfrey.
In 1938 she moved with her family to rural Lake Park. Anna Mae attended Excelsior Consolidated School graduating in 1949 as valedictorian of her class. She then attended Mankato School of Business in Mankato, Minn. Upon completion she worked at a credit bureau in Spencer. until her marriage.
On Dec. 29, 1957, she married Marvin Winters in Lake Park. The couple made their home on farms in rural Lake Park. Upon Marvin's death in 2002 Anna Mae moved to a home in Lake Park until 2007 when health concerns necessitated her move to Keelson Harbour Assisting Living in Spirit Lake and then to North Lake Manor, Storm Lake in October 2011.
Anna Mae loved working outdoors and was an equal participant in all aspects of the farm. Every fall she could be found in the tractor hauling countless loads of grain to the elevator. She liked to garden and can the fruits of her labor. She was a member of the Lake Park United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She belonged to the Rebekah and Royal Neighbor lodges and The Excelsior Federated Women's Club, holding many offices in each. She was a 4-H leader for 10 years and also belonged to the Lake Park Historical Society. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Michael (Debra) Winters of Paducah, Kent., Shelley (Tim) Hohneke of Storm Lake, Steven (Kathy) Winters of Lake Park, and Susan (Bruce) Klenken of Spencer; grandchildren: Vanessa (Kris) Dunkerson, Kelsey Winters, Evan Winters, Angie Hohneke, Brad (Erica) Hohneke, Kevin Winters, Adam Winters, Grace Winters, Allison Klenken and Jenny Klenken; and great-grandson, Jaden Carter.
She is also survived by her brother, Melvin (Pearl) Godfrey of Lake Park; brother-in-law, Richard (June) Winters of Worthington, Minn.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; her brother, Duane; and sister, Shirley.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements.