Ervin Winter


November 17, 1931 - August 7, 2020


Ervin Winter, 88, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, August 7, 2020, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday, August 17, 2020 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. A visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM on Sunday with a 6:30 PM prayer service at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ervin Elton Winter was born November 17, 1931 in Parkston, SD to Dewald and Pauline (Guthmiller) Winter.  He attended country school near Parkston through the 8th grade.  Later he attained his GED.  He was united in marriage to Geneva Winter on April 8, 1956 in Parkston.  The couple lived on a farm for 11 years before moving to Mitchell in 1967.  Ervin was a loving husband and father to his family.  He was a gas truck driver for Farmers Union and Cenex.  Later he worked at Syncom.  He was a member of the Parkston VFW, NRA, RMEF and NWTF. He also enjoyed going to their banquets.  He liked to hunt, fish, read western novels and hunting magazines and do word search puzzles.

Grateful for having shared his life are his four sons, Brian Winter, El Cajon, CA, Mark (Sandy) Winter, Hartford, SD, Keith (Carol Moran) Winter, Old Lyme, CT, Kevin (Susie) Winter, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Bonnie (Keith) Struble, Mitchell, SD; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian (Fred) Timm, Temecula, CA; brother, Richard (Judy) Winter, Parkston, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva; his parents; brother, Marvin Winter; 3 infant brothers; daughter-in-law, Gail Winter; and sisters-in-law, Marcella Werning and Anita Winter.

Memorials will be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital.




Sunday, August 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, August 17, 2020
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Scott Winter on August 16, 2020
I remember Uncle Ervin as a very caring person. He will be missed.
Posted by Rhonda and Mike Manning on August 16, 2020
Uncle Ervin will be missed dearly, May he rest in peace. Hugs and love to you all.
Posted by Charlene Harbert on August 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a sweet, kind, soft-spoken guy who had the best laugh. Tell your whole family my heart is with you all.
Posted by Tami Haiar Krogman on August 14, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family of Ervin. I worked wit Ervin at Syncom. What a humorous, caring and genital soul!! He was a Gentlemen at all times!!
Posted by Dennis and Pam Winter on August 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Dorothy Anderson on August 10, 2020
My sympathy to all of you,
Posted by Marlyn & Janice Winter on August 10, 2020
Prayers & condolences for your entire family.
Posted by Joyce (Verba)Weinberg on August 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing you are all in my prayers
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