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Winfield Demenge, of McGregor, MN, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home.  He was 95 years old.

PRIVATE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the United Methodist Church in McGregor.

PUBLIC VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in McGregor.

INTERMENT will be in the Lansford Cemetery in McGregor.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations and other restrictions regarding gatherings, there are limitations to group size at the visitation and service. Please be aware of the need to space the group out to stay under the limit. Limiting time, keeping social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will all help protect everyone. Online condolences can be made for those who cannot attend. Thank you for understanding.

Winfield Frank Demenge, of McGregor, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home. He was 95 years old.

Winfield was born on September 26, 1924 in McLeod County, Minnesota to parents Walter F. and Ruth E. (Leddin) Demenge. Born the 7th of 15 brothers and sisters, Winfield began his lifelong calling as a farmer at an early age, working for a farmer in Hutchinson, MN. The family moved to the McGregor area where Winfield spent a number of years logging with his brothers.

In 1950 he bought the farm where he would spend the next 70 years. On June 27, 1950, Winfield was united in marriage to Lillian Eugenia Horner at the courthouse in Aitkin. They were blessed with 6 children. They raised dairy cattle for many years as well as growing and harvesting crops and making hay. In the 1970’s, Winfield began hauling cattle for the farm and in later years for neighboring farmers as well. Winfield’s favorite activity was driving the tractor, whether it was planting, raking and baling hay, or simply “turning the dirt black”. He was proud to be named the Farmer of the year in 1978.

Hunting camp was a special time for Winfield when four generations of family gathered together. Early mornings spent waiting for that big buck to show up or slow drives around the fields looking for deer. He enjoyed fishing in the local lakes and was always present for the many family gatherings. He will be dearly missed

Winfield was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lillian, grandchildren, Lance Demenge Campbell and Carrie Ann Demenge, and all of his 14 siblings.

Winfield is survived by his children, Cindy (Jeff) Hauser, Tom (Kathy), Tim (Sue), Wendy (Ed) Hamilton, Sam Demenge (Cheryl Cunningham), and Leighanne Campbell (Curt Peterson); 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Betty Demenge and Delores Demenge; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

13 thoughts on “WINFIELD F. DEMENGE”

  1. We only got to spend time at uncle Winfield and aunt Lillian ‘s one week a summer and it wasn’t every summer but the time we spent at their place was very special, we did things we didn’t get to experience any where else. We love you guys, praying for comfort and peace for all of you.
    Love, Amy DeMenge Turentine

  2. I wished with all my heart, that I could be there with you all. Uncle Winfield meant a lot to me. My sincerest condolences to his entire family (my cousins). Prayers and hugs for each of you.
    Peggy DeMenge-Nix

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss! Winfield was a wonderful person he spoke his mind and told you just how it was. I’m sure he’s up in heaven telling my Dad ” LeRoy the world has gone to hell” He was like family to me for many years. Winey rest in peace you sure earned.

  4. My prayers 🙏 Thoughts go out to the Family’s of Winfield. I do remember lots of memories growing up with the family. He will be greatly missed by several in the sarounding community’s. Big hugs.
    Take care,God Bless.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeMenge family. Losing dad is going to be a rough time for y’all. 💔
    Ed & Jo Everson

  6. I remember going with my mom Diana to visit her brother Winfield and I was a young boy and enjoyed going to his farm and hanging out with my cousins. But I know how much my mom loved him and now they can catch up on old times.
    Blessings to the family.

  7. My fondest memory of my Uncle Winfield is him entertaining us (nieces x 4) with his magic cardtable that would tap out answers to questions asked by his audience! So much fun!
    He was the last of the family of Walter and Ruth’ 15 children to pass. Who said the good die young, didn’t know Uncle Winfield! RIP and God give strength and comfort to his family.💖😭

  8. I am sorry for your loss. While you will miss Winfield you were very blessed to have him for so many years

  9. Every couple of years our family would come to Minnesota to visit family. The time we spent on Winfield’s farm was always busy and full of antics. There would be corn-on-the-cob eating contests, milking the cows, mucking out the barn, stomping mice at midnight in the barn, baling hay, loading hay, hay falling off the wagon with Tim on top of the load just before getting the load back to the farm and everyone scrambling to get all the bales back on the wagon, killing and processing chickens (and watching a headless chicken chase Amy around the front yard–talk about scary!), going to the Aitken County fair….so many things. We had so much fun and have so many great memories. Thanks Uncle Winfield. Love to you all.

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