Larry Dean Winter, 81, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Sublette, Kansas.\n\nLarry was born on May 20, 1940 to Vera Ellen (Hansen) and Martin Simon Winter at their home in Sublette, Kansas. He was the second youngest in a family of seven children, having three sisters and three brothers. He received his diploma in 1958 but that wasn't the only thing he gained while attending Sublette High. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn, on June 7, 1959 at the Sublette Christian Church. At his passing, they were married for 62 years, 7 months and 18 days. Larry spent his entire life as a farmer, even while also being employed at the Co-op for a decade after high school. As with many farmers, working the earth to provide for the world was part of his inner being and he continued to pursue this calling until his passing, even helping bring in last fall's corn harvest. Marilyn was his first love, next came his children and grandchildren, then it was farming.\n\nLarry was a very talented, creative person. He could make anything out of old parts, wood, or random scrap materials. He was able to fix whatever broke, whether at home or on the farm. During the winter months, one would find Larry out at one of his sheds, tinkering or repairing something as he was not a person who enjoyed sitting still. \n\nThose close to Larry know that he enjoyed a good haggling; negotiating to get a better price on vehicles or equipment was a form of entertainment for him. Suffice it to say, he always got a great deal! Larry enjoyed going and "hanging out" with friends and drinking coffee while swapping stories and jokes. A strong Christian, it was not unusual for Larry to perform kind deeds for others; sometimes it was for friends, other times it was for complete strangers. \n\nWhen his children were young Larry's presence was common at many sporting and school activities. He loved basketball and track the most. As a high school student, Larry played basketball. As an adult, he remained involved in the game by playing on a Sublette men's traveling team. As a spectator, Larry enjoyed watching professional basketball with his kids, and was a fan of Larry Bird and others of that time period. College hoops, specifically the Kansas Jayhawks, were a big part of every winter. Larry was a dedicated fan who looked forward to every televised game.\n \nHe was a very good trap shooter and skunk hunter. Among some of the other things, Larry took an avid interest in or liked: going to the mountains and camping, riding his motorcycles, Mexico motorcycle trips with the guys, Corvettes, John Deeres, cats and dogs, and big, cold Pepsis.\n \nLarry truly loved Marilyn, his children, and grandchildren to the moon and back many times over. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren's accomplishments. He will be missed greatly by so many.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Marilyn Winter of the home; children, Sharri Adams and husband Rick of Raymore, MO, Debbie Winter of Sublette, KS, and Douglas Winter of Lansing, KS; grandsons, Jonathan Adams and wife Natalie of Peculiar, MO, and Cooper Adams of Raymore, MO; granddaughter, Kristin Hanna of Springfield, MO; brother, Ronald Winter and wife Peggy of Sublette, KS; sisters, Donna Miller and husband Tom of Scott City, KS, and Mary Ann Duncan and husband Richard of Sublette, KS; several loving nieces and nephews; and lots of wonderful friends.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Vera Winter; sister, Ramola Burke; and brothers, Russell Winter, and William Winter.\n\nVisitation will be from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Friday, January 28, at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.\n\nFuneral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, at the Sublette Christian Church with Pastors Chuck Young and David Erwin officiating. Interment will be at Haskell County Cemetery immediately following the service.\n\nSuggested memorial contributions can be made payable to Sublette Christian Church, St Jude's Children Research Hospital, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com. \nTo send flowers to the family of Larry Dean Winter, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.