Elmore Winslow, 86, of Preston
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:45 AM
Elmore "Moose" Neill Winslow, 86, of Preston, died Monday morning, June 10, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Elmore was born on Nov. 9, 1926, in Racine, to Glenn and Elsie (O'Neil) Winslow. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1945 and played in the first Minnesota All-Star Football Game. He also boxed Golden Gloves and was a discus thrower in high school.
After high school, the same year he graduated, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he was an airplane engineer and mechanic and worked on P47s and B-16s. He was discharged in 1947 and returned to the Preston area.
He married Alberta Bastian, the couple later divorced. He worked in construction, hauled milk and farmed.
On Feb. 19, 1966, he married Helen Louise Linaman at Fountain Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the area until 1985 when they moved into Preston. Mr. Winslow continued to haul milk, dug graves and helped farmers until 1988.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, flowers and socializing at Gosi's Apple and Berry Farm and the bowling alley.
He is survived by four children, Boyd (Shelby) of Claremont, Minn., Glenn "Skeeter" of Wykoff, Ruthie (Daryn) Browning of Baraboo, Wis., and Rita Winslow (James Coleman) of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca, Andrea, Allison, Matthew, Mitchell, Kennedy, Dominic, William, Isabella, Lillian and Sylvia; three stepgrandchildren, Ty, Jenna and Takyra; three great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, David (Helen) of Preston and one sister, Corrine Nielsen of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; one brother, Curt; one sister, Dora; and brother-in-law, Marvin Schott.
Funeral services were held last Saturday at Preston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial with military honors was in Fillmore Cemetery.
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