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Winnie Halweg

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Winnie Halweg, age 96, of Preston, Minn., died Friday afternoon, January 17, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Winifred A. Halweg was born June 30, 1917, at Granger, Bristol Township, Minn., the oldest of three daughters to Jerome and Ida Michel. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Granger. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1935. The next year she attended Winona State College. She was employed at the Granger State Bank for several years. She was united in marriage to Roger Halweg at her home near Granger on November 14, 1942. The couple farmed near Cresco and the Greenleafton area until moving to a farm near Preston in Carimona Township in 1964. Roger died December 7, 1995. She lived in her home in rural Preston until she was 93 spending the last three years of her life at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Winnie was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston where she was active in the WELCA, the church circle and sang in the choir.

She is survived by three children, Ann Coplen, Richard (Sondra) Halweg and Mary (Loren) Finseth; seven grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Coplen and Daniel (Lauren Curtight) Coplen, Paul Halweg, M.D. and Susannah (Brian M.D.) Spears, and Rachel (Josh) Genz, Rebecca (Seth) Eisenman and Laura (Hunter) Scott; eight great-grandchildren, Jaicie, Samantha, Annabella, Luke, Sawyer, Faith, Owen and Abel; one great-great-granddaughter, Bailey; and one sister, Margaret (Robert) Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son-in-law, James Coplen; and one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Vagts.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Spring burial will be in the New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco. Friends may call at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.

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