Winton Fahrenkrog, age 78, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born on March 5, 1934, in Hartley, Iowa, to Emil and Lillian (Peters) Fahrenkrog.
Winton graduated from Hartley High School in 1952, and enlisted to serve his country in the United States Army, from 1952, until 1954. He was united in marriage to Joyce Tercey on June 1, 1957, in Spencer. Winton worked his way up in the grocery business, before he owned and operated Broadway Supermarket in Slayton, Minnesota. In 1972, he sold the grocery store and went to work for Sather Candy Company as the Director of Procurement. He was honored by the National Candy Association for a career achievement award, one of two ever given.
Winton enjoyed spending his spare time golfing, sailing, traveling and loved to play cards. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kiwanis and the Jaycees, but most of all spending time with his family.
Winton is survived by his wife, Joyce Fahrenkrog of Spirit Lake; a daughter, Gail Huckins of Burlington; two sons, Steven Fahrenkrog, and his wife, Kim, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jeff Fahrenkrog, and his wife, Laurie, of Urbandale; six grandchildren, Bryan, Kellie, Tyler, Jared, Jovi and Justin; and one great-grandchild, Zakiah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lynn Engle; and three sisters, Marge, Dorothy and Evelyn.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30A.M. Monday, August 6, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 7:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at the Schuchert Funeral Home.
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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I am so sad and shocked to hear of Wint's passing. Making a sales call on Wint at Sathers was always something I looked forward to because Wint was a great buyer plus a great friend.......with a very good sense of humor.... more
To the Fahrenkrog Family, All of us at ADT Security are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Joyce, So many great memories, both personal and professional. I speak for all of the Spangler family as well and thanks for the good times especially.
Joyce, I am so sorry to learn of Wint's passing. I have been remembering his smile when we spent some wonderful times together. Doug always knew he could trust Wint to do the honorable thing and he valued their friend... more
Joyce, We are sorry for your loss. His life touched so many people in so many ways. His honesty, integrity and strength of character gave us all a lifetime of memories and often showed us the way.
Joyce, so very sorry to hear of Wint's passing and our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Great guy, top businessman, and a great personality. Man with the friendly smile.