Winnifred Walters, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner.
Winnie was born in Bloomer and raised in nearby Cooks Valley.
On May 16, 1955, she married Fred Walters of Ladysmith. They both worked fulltime while raising a family in Eau Claire and later Menomonie. She made time for church and school activities, as well as the many hobbies she enjoyed such as cooking, canning, and crafts, to name but a few.
Having been longtime visitors to her father’s cabin outside of Minong, in 1982 they retired to Minong to stay.
She had worked for many years as a Case Aide in the Human Services Department in Menomonie.
Many people in the Minong area know Winnie from her work at the Corner Store and activities at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Minong Senior Center.
Survivors include her son, Kirk, of Minong, as well as, her brother, Thomas (Tucker) Schwartz, and sister, Virginia. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, and the families of Fred’s brother Walt of Neenah and his stepbrother, Craig Smith, of Gordon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her son, Karl; and her parents, Andrew and Dorothy Schwartz. Also preceding Winnie were her younger sisters, Darlene Strand, Collette Wofford, and Roma Schwartz.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Minong, with Fr. James Kinney officiating.
Visitation will at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Minong.
Arrangements were entrusted to Spooner Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared with Winnie’s family at bratley-nelsonchapels.com.