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“Mike (Winnie),I am sorry to hear of you Moms passing....You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cathy (marlatt) Gilpin - Sterling, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss Christie. Nothing ever prepares one for the loss of their mother or grandmother. You and the entire Winstead family...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Robbin and Jade Clifton - IL

“Uncle Dick and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Shirley will be truly missed. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kimberly Rhodes-Baie - Hinckley, IL

“Christine & family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time and the days ahead. God bless you...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: LaMar & Cindy Brandenburg - Wells, MN

“DICK & fAMILY, So sorry to learn of Shirley's death, She was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed my many. (Our loss but Heaven's gain). My...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: julie pratt - STERLING, IL


Shirley Louise Winstead, age 77, of Wells, MN, formerly of Dixon, IL, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, MN. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN with Rev. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday (10 am-11am). Interment will be in Rice Lake Cemetery-Foster Township, Faribault County, MN.

Shirley Louise was born October 17, 1939, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Ellen (Brierton) Rhodes in Dixon, Illinois. Shirley graduated from Dixon High School, the class of 1957. She was united in marriage to Richard G. Winstead on February 14, 1960 in Dixon. She had worked at Woolworth's, the phone company, KSB Hospital and Wahl Clipper. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, gardening, playing cards and dancing. She was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, great-grandma and a friend to many. Her presence and laughter will be missed and she will always be cherished by her family.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Winstead of Wells; 4 sons and 1 daughter: Michael (wife Tammy) Winstead of Wells, Steven Winstead of Wells, Anthony (wife Lisa) Winstead of Dixon, IL, Daniel Winstead and Christina (husband Steven) Hargis of Wells, MN; 11 grandchildren: Benjamin Winstead, Cody (Laura) Winstead, Caleb (Kymberly) Winstead, Nicole Winstead, Mitchell Winstead, Taylor Winstead, Sherilyn Winstead, Shannon Winstead, Dylan Winstead, Isiah Hargis and Sidney Hargis; 5 great-grandchildren: Brody, Bryce, Brantely, Cheyenne, and Max; 1 sister, Mary Ann (David) Shipman; 2 brothers: Robert (Donna) Rhodes and James Rhodes; along with many nieces, nephews and their families and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers: Ernest Rhodes Jr., and Tom Rhodes.