Kurt Don Wintermeyer, age 62, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home.
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He was born on December 3, 1958 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Harold George and Helen Lee (Walker) Wintermeyer. He was married on October 7, 1988 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Sharon Mae Hagner who survives of the home.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Kurt graduated from Southern Boone County School in Ashland, Mo. in 1977. He worked for Chesebrough Ponds as a Security Officer; this is where he met his wife. Kurt was also employed with Maytag, and lastly as a laborer for the Local 662 Laborers Union until his retirement in 2017.
He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the American Legion. Kurt was a man of faith. He was baptized at the Hartsburg Baptist Church and maintained a relationship with his savior through his connection to God’s creation. He found solace and peace in talking to God while sitting on a riverbank with a fishing pole in his hand or walking through the woods. Appreciating the outdoors always had a way of strengthening Kurt’s faith.
Kurt liked to hunt, fish and watch both Cardinal’s baseball and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed traveling with his family and held fond memories of trips to Colorado, many visits to the Lake of the Ozarks and even experiencing Disney World as a child. He was social in his younger years, but enjoyed being close to home later in life. At home he was the King of the remote – and loved a good Clint Eastwood black and white. He had an ear for music and due to lessons as a child, was a talented pianist and gifted singer. Kurt had a laid-back demeanor and his sense of humor will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Wintermeyer; his sisters, Jan Wintermeyer (Chris Shepherd) of Peoria, Arizona and Jill Speckhals (husband, Wayne) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Gary Hagner; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Hoffman; four nieces, Sheila Bolin, Sherry Lynn Ware, Dana Kohl, and Chandra Rush; and two nephews, David Rice and Matt Hagner.
Kurt was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
A private funeral service will be conducted January 29, 2021 with the Reverend Don Snyder and the Reverend Mike Quinn officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
A webcast of Kurt’s service will be available to those not in attendance beginning at 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021. You can access the live stream by going to his memorial page on the funeral home website and clicking on the “photos and videos” tab.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the National Federation of the Blind at 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or the Callaway Hills Animal Shelter 2714 State Rd Tt, New Bloomfield, MO 65063.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.