STAPLES -- Dwaine Louis Winter, 68, Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born June 5, 1932, to Andrew and Margaret (Smith) Winter. He lived in Staples Township and attended Verndale High School. He was a police officer in Staples for 15 years. He and his first wife Frances owned the Spot Cafe in Staples for 20 years. For 10 years he also worked for Mesabi railroad between Two Harbors and Duluth. He invented "Dewey's Delight," an ice fishing alarm system.
Survivors include his wife, Carole; his mother, Margaret; three sons, David Winter, Dwaine Winter Jr. and Derrold Winter; four daughters, Bonnie Endrizzi, Ramona Winter, Phyllis Hanson and Rebecca Winter; three stepsons, Michael Anderson, David Anderson and Mark Anderson; a stepdaughter, Denise Anderson; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; a brother; and six sisters.
His father, Andrew; his first wife, Frances; four infant children; and one infant grandchild died earlier.
Services were Saturday at Staples Townhall.
Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.
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