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March 9, 1942 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Winton Oftelie of Saint Paul passed away peacefully on October 30 th 2023. Formerly of Minneapolis,
Indianapolis and Thief River Falls, he was born March 9, 1942 (Thief River Falls) to Alma and Oliver
Oftelie (deceased). He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathy Nordquist Mohn Oftelie, and sons
Anders Oftelie (Saint Paul) and Alexander Oftelie (Minneapolis) and his brother Dale Oftelie (Roseville).
Also survived by Liz Schewe (Eden Prairie), Meg Hunter (Saint Paul), Becky Wyrick(Indpls), Linda
Wyrick(Indpls), Laurie Such(Indpls), Cheryl Rairdon (Indpls), Kevin Rairdon (Indpls), Sarah Oftelie(Anoka),
Nancee Oftelie(Gainesville), Joel Bjorkquist(Minneapolis). Preceded in death by siblings Roger Oftelie, Heloris Grimsley
(Indpls), Adeline Vermillion (Indpls), Gladyce Hamerness(Richfield), Joan and Howard Ferris (Indpls), Bea
and Jerry Rairdon(Indpls), Duane and Rosie Oftelie (New Hope). He graduated from Thief River Falls High
School and attended Ball State and the University of Minnesota. A 33 year employee of Onan
Corporation, he also owned Gopher Striping Company (45 years) and Trackside Racing. Winton loved
people and the community: he was past president of the Midway Y’s men, and was proud to lead a
delegation to their international conference. Winton also loved vintage cars and car racing, Gopher
hockey, reading anything he could get his hands on and travel, both domestic and international.
Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota school of Engineering, Thief River Falls Amateur
Hockey Association, or the Sons of Norway Foundation. Services held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700
Snelling Ave S on Monday November 27 th 2023. 10:00 Visitation, 11:00 Funeral Service, 12:00 Lunch.
Arrangements by Bradshaw @ simpletraditions.com.