Linnea Ann Winter
1943 - 2021
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Linnea Ann Winter

Born: October 9, 1943; in Chicago, IL

Died: January 20, 2021; in Joliet, IL

Linnea Ann Winter (nee Kujawski)

Age 77, of Reddick, IL passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Joliet, IL. Born October 9, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late Francis and Helen Kujawski. Member of the Church of Hope and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #663, both in Gardner, IL. She was previously the part owner of Natures Gifts that was located in the Yorktown Mall and retired as a field worker within the mental health organization. Linnea was a former Girl Scout leader and also enjoyed teaching CCD. Her hobbies included playing bingo, knitting, crocheting, reading, and most importantly, enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of twenty-six years, Jerry Van Winter, Sr., whom she married November 18, 1994 in Wheaton, IL; one son, Jerry Van (Laura) Winter, Jr. of Geneva, IL; three daughters, Dawn Murphy of Bolingbrook, IL, Dayna (Don) Schallar of Orlando, FL, and Desiree (Rick) Mahr of East Brooklyn, IL; nine grandchildren, Christopher Murphy, Melyssa (Pat) Goulding, Justin and Josh Schallar, Max and Ashley Winter, Madeline Mahr, Samantha Mahr, and Eric Murphy; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene (Russell) Kasten of Wheaton, IL and Judy Bernico of Louisburg, TN; and numerous nieces, nephew, and their families.

Cremation rites have been accorded and memorial services will be held at a later date. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to or find us on Facebook.

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jan. 28, 2021.
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