Linda Jean Winter was born January 29, 1946, at Platte, SD, to William and Anna (Timmerman) Stahnke. She grew up and attended school at Platte and graduated from Platte High School in 1964. On August 5, 1967, she married Leroy Winter at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN. They moved to St. Paul, MN where she was a travel agent and owned and operated Fantasy Travel. She had been a resident of Mitchell since 2005. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and traveling.
She is survived by her special friend, Mike Phinney of Mitchell; one brother, Charles (Jan) Stahnke of Platte; one sister, Rita (Mark) Lebens of Shoreview, MN; four sisters-in-law: Carolyn Stahnke of Atwater, MN, Mary Ann Winter of Worthington, MN, Deb (Mike) Lorang of Worthington, MN, Darlene Winter of St. Paul, MN; two brothers-in-law: Daryl Hampton of Rosemount, MN, Gary Winter of Minneapolis, MN; mother-in-law, Harriet Winter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy, in 2004; one brother, Harlan “Casey” Stahnke; two sisters, Norma Hampton and Carol Taylor; two sisters-in-law Mildred Schoneman and Darlene Winter; four brothers-in-law: Neil Taylor, Armond Winter, Chuck Winter, Jim Schoneman; father-in-law, Harold "Doc" Winter; a nephew, Dale Taylor; and niece, Gina Gruenes.