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Frank Henry 'Hank' Winters, formerly of Elizabethtown

  • Frank Henry "Hank" Winters

    Frank Henry "Hank" Winters

updated: 12/17/2021 11:35 AM

Frank Henry "Hank" Winters, age 82, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1939 in Elizabethtown, Illinois, the son of John and Emily Lucretia (Blee) Winters.

Frank married Sherry Ann Shofner on June 3, 1962 at Douglas Avenue Methodist Church in Springfield.

Mourning his passing are his sons, Michael (wife Angie) Winters, Matt (wife Mary Ann) Winters, and Mark (wife Amy) Winters; grandchildren, Kelsey (husband Josh) Buchanan, Corlin (wife Jessica) Winters, Ryan Winters, Miranda Winters, Luke Winters, Kira Winters, Ethan Winters, Justin Winters, Abigail Winters, and Mia Winters; three great-grandchildren, Skye, Paige and Colt Buchanan; several nieces and nephews; and his little brother and best friend, Robert Edward Winters.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Winters; and a sister, Lucretia Harvey Beal.

Frank worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 45 years, retiring as a Supervisor of Transportation. He retired from the U.S. Air Force 183rd TFG as a Master Sergeant.

He was born and raised Catholic and later attended Farmingdale Presbyterian Church with his family.

Frank loved to follow his children's and grandchildren's sports activities. He enjoyed traveling, camping, rafting and bowling. Frank was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and huge Illini fan.

Frank was a gun enthusiast and lifetime member and supporter of the NRA. He was involved in the Illinois National Guard Rifle and Pistol Team where he competed on a national level and acquired leg points toward Distinguished Rifleman. He also won several shooting awards and commendations.

He was an associate member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors where he held various offices, attended conventions, went to lobby Congress in Washington D.C., and represented members.

Frank's life revolved around his children and grandchildren. He loved and looked forward to attending Grandparent's Day events every year. He was happiest when he was with his family and friends.

Visitation for Frank will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3601 Buckeye Drive in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 at the church, with Bishop Jon Hansen officiating. Burial will be held at Farmington Cemetery near Farmingdale, Illinois after the services.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Illinois is assisting the family. Online condolences can be shared at

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