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Merl F. Winter

January 15, 1923 — December 28, 2013

Merl F. Winter, 90, of Cave Junction, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 in Grants Pass, Oregon with his daughter by his side.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

He was born on January 15, 1923 in Midland, South Dakota. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps August 20, 1945 to April 24, 1946. He met the love of his life on February 14th 1946. On December 14, 1946 in Carson City, Nevada, he married Corinne “Kim” Cantua. Together they spent 59 years of wonderful life adventures. He was an owner and operator of Dependable Welding and Machine Works in Stockton, California for 20 years. He was also known to always have a Peterbilt truck throughout his life. In 1995 he retired and moved to Cave Junction, Oregon.

He loved flying his airplanes and riding his motorcycles. After retirement he enjoyed time in Southern Oregon.

Special thank you to Noel Lesiecki and Jane Largent for the loving care they gave Merl.

Survivors include daughters Lisa Winter of Linden, California; Max Flint of Fisher, Indiana; and Beverly Strong of South Dakota; three sisters, Florence Wheeler of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Mary Literal of Othello, Washington and Kay Greenley of Portland, Oregon; a brother Bud Winter of Cave Junction, Oregon; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Corinne “Kim”; daughter Dia Winter; son Bill Winter; brothers Dolan and Clifford Winter; parents Peter and Elizabeth Winter,

Memorial contributions may be made to Asante Hospice or to your favorite charity.

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