STERLING – Roger William Winn, 79, of Sterling, formerly of Ollie, Iowa, was called to his heavenly home early Sunday, April 28, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, surrounded by his loving family.
Roger was born Oct. 18, 1933, at his home in Ollie, the son of Afton and Zola (Woody) Winn. He grew up in Ollie. He married his lifelong partner, Beverly Ann Doolin, on June 28, 1953, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Roger lived in Rockford for several years, and in Sterling for more than 30 years. He was employed by Rockford Blacktop as a mechanic for 36 years and retired in 1997. Roger was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, and a lifetime member of Union Local 150.
Roger is survived by his wife, Beverly; their three children, Susan (Firm) McBeth of Richland, Iowa, Jim (Becky) Winn of Lyndon, and Kimberly (Randy) Williamson of Rock Falls; eight grandchildren, Jamison (Royal) Harbison, Quentin (Kelli) Harbison, Korah (Gunter) Schlueter, Faith (Logan) Lee, Jonas (Adrianna Corby) Winn, Jordan (Robert Clapper) Edwards, Josie Courtney, and Jack Williamson; six stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren, Reilly, Drake, and Delaney Harbison, and Layken and Trig Lee; and brothers, Lyle (Geneva) Winn of Sigourney, Iowa, and Norman (Joanie) Winn of Ollie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepgrandchild, Blake Williamson; one brother, Merlin Winn; and his sister, Helen Blake.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial was May 4 at Ollie Cemetery in Ollie, Iowa. Gould Funeral Home in Richland, Iowa, is handling arrangements.
Memorials for the Harvest Time Bible Church Missions Program may be left at the church, or mailed to the family at 23705 Moline Road, Sterling, IL 61081.