SIGOURNEY-Jack Winfrey, age 79, of Sigourney, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney.
Jack was born February 14, 1939, in Sigourney, to Henry and Dorothy (Moore) Winfrey. He grew up in Sigourney and graduated from high school in 1957. On January 2, 1966, he married Donna Wessel in Seattle, Washington. The couple lived in Seattle, San Diego, San Jose, California and Westminster, Maryland before moving to Sigourney 17 years ago. Jack was a Marketing Manager for Black and Decker. He was a member of the Sigourney Christian Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking drives, treasure hunting and spreading God's word.
Survivors include three children: Ramah Lee Winfrey Ross and husband Larry Ross of Delta, Gary W. Winfrey and wife Melissa of Hanover, Pennsylvania and Shari Winfrey Drew of Braymer, Missouri; four grandchildren: Jenny, Hunter, Chris and Courtney; two great grandchildren: Michael and Maia. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Donna in 2012; daughter: Lyn Rushton; great granddaughter: Rylee; brothers: Henry "Hank" Rhodes Winfrey and William "Bill" Winfrey and sister: Dorothy Elaine Winfrey.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Sigourney Christian Church, with Pastor David Welch officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday at the church.
A memorial fund has been established for Keokuk County Hospice or the Community Outreach Center. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Jack and his family. Tributes may be made at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
Jack is praising God in Heaven. We look forward to seeing him again. I had lunch with him over New Years when I was in Sigourney and enjoyed being with him as always. He was a wonderful witness for Jesus Christ. My condolences to the family.
Jack was an all round good guy! Richard Denny always spoke well of him ( Richard was in his class at Sigourney High School). Sincerely thinking of Lee and Larry. Dixie Shipley-Delta. I had visited with Jack at Easter Sunrise Services at Sigourney Christian
I was so sorry to hear about Jack. My deepest condolences to the Winfrey family. As the days and months pass by, may your precious memories help ease your pain as you reflect on good times spent together. May God grant you peace. Loving thoughts and prayers to you. Psalms 94:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:14
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
Sorry for your loss. Still miss seeing him in our church in Maryland.
Lost a great man. A kind man He helped me build my first gun mount for my chair. Helped learn ways to shoot. Taught me about pistol scopes. Gave me my love for pistols. Treated me like a son. Time goes by to fast.
My prayers are with his family.
Jack was a good friend and brother in Christ. We enjoyed spending time with him and Donna. We will miss him.
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