Markis "Jake" Winters
—————— § ——————

Markis "Jake" Winters

Markis George "Jake" Winters, age 87 of Greenville, died late Friday, January 18, 2019 at Hathaway Hills Assisted Living in Greenville. He was born June 30, 1931 in Belding, the son of Keith and Agatha "Belle" Winters. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. On July 4, 1955, Markis married Lucille Hruska in Protivin, Iowa. Markis worked for 23 years at Greenville Tool and Die, and then at General Motors in Lansing. He was a longtime active member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, mushrooming, playing cards and bingo. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. Markis is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille; children, Jeff (Linda) Winters, Doreen (Dwight) Williams, Neil (Wendy) Winters, Susan (Terry) Russell, Mary Boni, Mark (Tricia) Winters, and Joe (Linda) Winters; grandchildren, Brittland (Kyle) DeKorver, Minzy (Zachary) Keeley, Nicole Schellenberg, Aaron Schellenberg, David Schellenberg, Miranda (Andrew) Smith, Samantha (Steven) Weaver, Cody (Katie) Williams, Aimee (Paul) Johnson, Ashley (Nate) Winters-Horton, Jacob Winters, Charissa (Todd) Thornton, Michael (Krysta) Russell, Stephen (Anna) Russell, Baleigh Boni, Tyler Boni, Spencer (Ryan) Winters, Dustin (Keith) Winters, Chelsea (Candace) Winters, Heather (Artur) Kosiba, Megan Winters, and Zach Winters; great-grandchildren, Markis, Matthijs, Violet, Scarlet, Mason, Jaxton, Eloise, James, Denver, Keaton, Ashton, Cohen, Lucy, Andrew, Logan, Nolen, Brynlee, Piper, Cielo, Oliver, Charlie, and Dominik; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stika and Betty Balik; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Petersen; a grandchild, Tristan; and great-grandchild, Kinsleigh. The Mass of Christian Burial for Markis will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to Mass. Rev. James Wyse will serve as celebrant, and graveside committal services will immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered under the auspices of the Ray Booth American Legion Post 101. Memorial contributions may be given to Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Hurst Funeral Home is serving the Winters family, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at

Printed Obituary
Published in the Daily News
on January 22, 2019
Click to view a printable version