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Bernard R. Winter 1930-2021

Bernard R. Winter, 90, long time resident of Lake County, who dedicated much of his life to legal and civic organizations, died peacefully at his home on June 9, 2021. He was born on June 26, 1930 in River Grove, Illinois.

He attended Elmhurst College and Northwestern University Law School. In 1960, he joined the Waukegan law firm of Fuqua & Fuqua where he practiced and eventually led the firm, which continues to operate as Fuqua Winter Ltd. He was always active in civic and legal organizations, including serving as the President of the Lake County Bar Association and was the recipient of the Good Guy Award for his pro-bono service to the Lake County Volunteer Attorney Program, which assisted families who could not afford legal representation. He participated in leadership roles with the Waukegan Jaycees, the Lake County Camp Fire Girls Association, the Jack Benny Center of the Arts, the Waukegan Band Parents Association and other service organizations within Lake County. He was a long- time member of the Waukegan Concert Chorus and always maintained an active church life, serving as a Sunday School Teacher and as an Elder for the Kenosha Christian Reformed Church and then Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church located in Grayslake.

He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Winter and his beloved children, Bryan (Diane) Winter, Donna (Douglas) Kallemeyn, David (Cynthia) Winter. Bernard has seven grandchildren: Brendan Winter, Alex Powell, Allison West, Catherine Hopper, Abbie Winter, Annalie Winter and David Winter and five great-grandchildren: Berend Winter, Oliver Winter, Naomi Powell, Heidi Powell and Baby Hopper. He is also survived by his brother, Allen (Susan) Winter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Grace Winter, his father having immigrated to America from the Netherlands.

He will be remembered for his commitment to serving his community, as a mentor to others, and as a courteous member of the legal community. In 1978, he fulfilled his dream when he purchased a farm in southwest Wisconsin. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting and working on his farm. He particularly enjoyed operating all the tractors to harvest the hay crop every summer. He especially loved hosting his family and friends at the farm.

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Rhys Saunders
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