Scott Winter, age 61 of Hoffman, Minnesota, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at his home under the care of his family and LB Hospice.

Visitation for Scott Winter will be on Friday, May 29, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Hoffman, MN.

Memorial service for Scott Winter will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church of Hoffman, MN, with Reverend Bill Aufdenkamp officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffman, MN.

A livestream available online at on Scott’s memorial page for those unable to attend. CDC and State social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Scott Dean Winter was born Sunday, August 31, 1958, at the Morris Community Hospital. He was the third son of Stanley and Florence (Gades) Winter. Two weeks later, he was baptized on September 14, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN, by Pastor Otto N. Truog. His sponsors were Miss Betty Mae Paul, Mrs. Milton (Lydia) Peterson, and Marcus Winter.  On May 7, 1972, Scott was received through confirmation as a communicant member of the Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor Julis Myhr. Scott remained a member of Zion his entire life.

At a very young age, Scott knew that his life’s calling was to be a farmer and he always strive to make it happen. In 1976, Scott graduated from Hoffman High School and that fall began attending Granite Falls Vo-tech, from which he graduated the next spring. After graduating, Scott went to work for a car dealer selling cars. A short time later, he moved home to help on the farm since his father was not in the best of health. He also worked at the Massey Ferguson shop in Elbow Lake, MN, and as a carpenter in Glenwood, MN, before taking over milking cows for his parents.

On June 9, 1979, another dream came to life when he married his High School sweetheart, Nancy Will, whom he had met five years earlier. Scott and Nancy moved to a farmhouse just a mile and a half from where Scott grew up. To this union, two children were born: Christopher and Jeanne.

From then on, Scott farmed full time along with doing some custom harvesting and in 1998, he started Scott Winter Trucking. Scott served on the church board for many years, was on the cemetery board (25 years), and served on the Land Township board of supervisors from which he retired this past year after 25 years.

Scott is survived by his wife: Nancy of 40 years; children: Christopher (Heather) of Hoffman, MN, and Jeanne (Bruce) Marts of Hoffman, MN; grandchildren: Christopher Jr., Carson, Cheyann, Nolan, Aurora, Melody, and one grandson due this summer; aunts: Lydia Peterson and Janice Gades; great-niece: Amanda Dahmes; many cousins; and his best friend of 55 years, Jerome Hanson.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jim and Larry; a niece, Laura; and many aunts and uncles.


Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN.


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