hearts and minds

February 18, 2015

Adolph (Frederick Herman) Winter, Jr. – Obituary

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Adolph was born in Milwaukee on May 2, 1916. His parents were Adolph Winter, Sr. and Amalia (nee Goetter), whose other children were Orville, Dolores, and Carole. His mother’s ancestors migrated from Germany, and in 1848 established the farm that still exists in the Town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin today. His father was a steamfitter in Milwaukee. Adolph Jr. graduated from North Division High School, and while in high school was a state junior champion and a city active men’s champion gymnast with the Milwaukee Turners. He attended Normal College in Indianapolis, and became the first in his family to graduate from high school and from college. He moved to Chicago after graduation, and there married, in December 1940, his college sweetheart, Dorothea Holoubek, who also was the first in her family to graduate from high school and college. He taught gymnastics in Chicago and became a lifelong active member of the Turners.

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