Darven Arthur Winger

Oct. 2, 1925 Ė Sept. 10, 2010

Darven Arthur Winger, 84, of Oconomowoc, lovingly surrounded by family, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.

Darven was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Ixonia, to the late Arthur and Ada (Dornfeld) Winger. He proudly served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Darven, along with his brother Lester Winger, owned Wingerís Tap in Oconomowoc. Darven and Lester were well-known for their sponsorship of many local sports teams. Darven was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. He was a leader of area sportsmenís clubs as well as an advocate for lake access and water conservation efforts. On Oct. 3, 1948, he married Mary Stuart in Oconomowoc, becoming loving partners and devoted parents.

Darven is survived by his wife and his children, Judy Bien of Oconomowoc, Diane (Gene) Flanagan of Sussex, Donna (Jerry) Honeyager of Dousman and Richard (Kim) Winger of Oconomowoc. He is further survived by his sister, Iris Zwieg of Watertown; grandchildren, Jaime (Gary) Troedel, Mike Roe, Erin (Adam) Kress, Kelly Flanagan, Casey (Heather) Honeyager, Cory Honeyager, Lindsey Wendorf, Ryan Shwonek, Makenzie Winger and Brianna Winger; and great-grandchildren, Ryder Winger and Cody Troedel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lester; and sisters, Bernadine Pouchert, Noreen Froemming and Adeline Bremser.

The family would like to thank the chaplain, doctors, nurses and staff of Aurora Medical Center for their professional and compassionate care. Darven was grateful that he was able to receive health care and requested memorials be made to the Lake Area Free Clinic of Oconomowoc.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.