Jamie Winter, 47, Pipestone, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21 at Christ the King Free Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating.
Honorary casket bearers were Mark Winter, Kyle Popma, Drew Winter, Brooks Scott and Max Taubert.
Casket bearers were Troy Bouman, Bob Taubert, Aaron Burnett, Jason Borman, Dan Scotting, James Skyberg and Robert Petersen.
Jamie Lee Winter was born on Sept. 14, 1970 to Gary and Joanne (Arndt) Winter in Pipestone. He grew up with his brother and two sisters on his family’s farm where they enjoyed much sibling shenanigans. After his graduation from Pipestone High School in 1989, he attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and received a BS Degree in Economics in 1993. In March of 1994 he became a licensed Real Estate Appraiser and was employed with Winter Realty, LLC.
On Aug. 6, 1994 he married Cristin Bailey at Christ the King Free Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Following their marriage they made their home in Pipestone.
In 1997 he became employed at Farmers Insurance Agency in Flandreau, S.D. as agency manager/insurance sales. Then, in 1999, Jamie started his own company Pipestone Appraisal Services, LLC. While working as an appraiser he also worked at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company from 1999-2012 and as a Safety Director for Buffalo Ridge Concrete, Inc., from 2012-2017.
On March 10, 2017, Jamie was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). From the moment of diagnosis Jamie accepted God’s plan for him. His claim was that he had a responsibility to be an example. He was a mighty warrior in the name of Jesus.
He was among the first members of Christ the King Free Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he served as a trustee and taught Sunday school. He was baptized on Nov. 29, 1970 at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone and was confirmed on Aug. 10, 1986 at Christ the King.
He was very involved in sports throughout his life which included t-ball, baseball, fastpitch softball, basketball and golf. He was (and still is) known as “10 Baller” to all of his Ruthton Rookies teammates and fans. He was a member of the 1989 State Tournament high school basketball team who were Southwest Conference, District 8, Region 2 and State Consolation Champs that year. His wife, Cristin, taught him to golf and he made a hole-in-one on May 2, 2015 at hole #7 at the Pipestone Country Club. He also enjoyed teaching and coaching his kids in sports.
He is survived by his wife, Cristin Winter, Pipestone; three children, Emerson, Logan and Jackson, all of Pipestone; his parents, Gary and Joanne Winter, Pipestone; three siblings, Mark (Rhonda) Winter, Suamico, Wis., Kristen (Theo) Payne, Burnsville and Lori (Jake) Scott, Fargo, N.D.; two nephews, Drew Winter and Brooks Scott; one niece, Madi Winter; father and mother-in-law, Warren, Sr. and Carolyn Bailey, Pipestone; one brother-in-law, Warren Bailey, Jr., St. Paul and sisters-in-law, Wendy Bailey and Chrissy Tauber, Woodbury.