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William Winter

Gig Harbor, Western Australia

January 5, 1936 - May 2, 2024

William Winter Obituary

Bill Winter, 88, a native to the PNW since 4 yrs old when his family moved from Helena, MT, and to Gig Harbor since 1974, died on May 2, 2024. 

Preceeded in death by his parents, Wm Adam and Mayme, and sister Jean. Survived by his wife Nancy, children Chuck, Jeff (Laurie), Cindy (Jim), and Claudia (Jim); 19 grandchildren and 19+ great grandchildren.

A 1954 graduate of Stadium High School. After a short time in the Navy, Bill joined the Army in '58. Met Nancy, after boot camp, they married in August 1959. He was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. so they moved across the country to Williamsburg, VA and began their life together. Bill joined the Army's fast-pitch team, which began his lifelong love for the game!

After the service, returned to Tacoma, and started working in construction. Several years later he ventured off on his own. A General Contractor by trade, yet he didn't just cut boards and swing a hammer, he was much more, and took immense pride in his workmanship. A friend recently said, "He wasn't just a carpenter ... he was an artist of wood."

He lived a full life, which is difficult to capture. Here's a snapshot:

Car Club (in high school), Army baseball, hunting, fishing, farming, camping, motorcycle touring club, flying ultralights, skiing, snowmobiling and softball!! He participated in the Senior Softball for 27 years; played locally, throughout the nation and other countries; Spain, Italy, to name a few, also represented his country in the World Senior Games in Japan, and was inducted to the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. 

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of William Winter hosted by Haven Of Rest Gig Harbor.

Bill Winter, 88, a native to the PNW since 4 yrs old when his family moved from Helena, MT, and to Gig Harbor since 1974, died on May 2, 2024. 

Preceeded in death by his parents, Wm Adam and Mayme, and sister Jean. Survived by his wife Nancy, children Chuck, Jeff (Laurie), Cindy (Jim), and Claudia (Jim); 19 grandchildren and 19+ great grandchildren.

A 1954 graduate of Stadium High School. After a short time in the Navy, Bill joined the Army in '58. Met Nancy, after boot camp, they married in August 1959. He was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. so they moved across the country to Williamsburg, VA and began their life together. Bill joined the Army's fast-pitch team, which began his lifelong love for the game!

After the service, returned to Tacoma, and started working in construction. Several years later he ventured off on his own. A General Contractor by trade, yet he didn't just cut boards and swing a hammer, he was much more, and took immense pride in his workmanship. A friend recently said, "He wasn't just a carpenter ... he was an artist of wood."

He lived a full life, which is difficult to capture. Here's a snapshot:

Car Club (in high school), Army baseball, hunting, fishing, farming, camping, motorcycle touring club, flying ultralights, skiing, snowmobiling and softball!! He participated in the Senior Softball for 27 years; played locally, throughout the nation and other countries; Spain, Italy, to name a few, also represented his country in the World Senior Games in Japan, and was inducted to the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. 

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of William Winter hosted by Haven Of Rest Gig Harbor.

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