Mark Michael Winter, age 63, passed away on June 29, 2021 surrounded by loving family. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, smart, loving giant among men.
Mark was all that is good when we think “Nebraska Boy”. He was raised by his parents and 3 older brothers on a working farm in Eagle NE. Mark often spoke fondly of the many life lessons and skills that he learned growing up. The strong bond with his brothers Wally, Bob and John continued to grow throughout their lives. Tales of the Winter brothers are legendary and some of Mark’s most cherished memories. As is true for many smalltown high schools, Mark played on about every Waverly High School sports team. He was especially talented in Football, Basketball and Shot Put. He remained very close to his classmates throughout his life.
Mark was one of the lucky who were able to combine their talent and interests into a successful career and later as a business owner. After his early years working with family in the Winter Brothers moving business and as an over-the-road truck driver, he started Mark Services from very humble beginnings. He started working out of his shed on his acreage in Valparaiso NE to convert semi truckers to dump trucks to haul asphalt for road construction. As his business grew and evolved, Mark Services moved into its own operations facility in Lincoln NE and offered refrigerated truck hauling as well as diesel truck repair services. He was a respected businessman and boss. He always enjoyed cooking lunch on Fridays for his employees when they picked up their paycheck.
Although Mark seemed to always be working, as many business owners do, he made time to enjoy life. He shared a great love for music with his wife, Kate. Together they attended many, many concerts (U2, Santana, Marshall Tucker Band, Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton – to just name a few) at many great venues like Red Rocks, Walmart Amphitheater, American Airlines Center and of course Lincoln’s own Pinewood Bowl and Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Mark and Kate traveled many roads across the country in his big red truck pulling a camper, riding his big red Honda Gold Wing and 4 wheeling on the trails of Colorado and Utah. Camping, hunting, fishing and attending Husker sporting events were just some of his past time pleasures. He loved to connect with friends and family around the campfire at night after preparing a great meal for them.
Simply put, Mark was a great guy! So many are grateful for his loving and joy-filled presence in their lives especially his many nephews and nieces.
Mark will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by his wife and best friend of 30 years, Katharine (Kate), by his brothers Bob (Lucy) and John (Joyce), brother-in-law Garey (Jane) Moore, many nephews and nieces as well as his dear friends. Mark was predeceased by his parents Waldo and June and brother Wally.
Memorial services will be Saturday, 7-10-2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 6001 “A” Street, Lincoln. Visitation with family in attendance will be Friday, 7-9-2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.