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Winthrop Haines NolteJune 8, 1933 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 86)
Winthrop H. Nolte June 8, 1933 – March 3, 2020
Born on June 8, 1933 at Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee Wisconsin, to Clifford Simpson Nolte and Katherine Morton Nolte, he was the middle child of three. He had two sisters Susan and Lynne.
Early on his 4-year old sister Susan wanted to nickname him Willie, after the nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie. His mother was suggested Winkie instead, and that settled it. Up until college he was Winkie, and shortened to Wink when he met his wife Lynn in Lake Forest College, Illinois.
Married to his college sweetheart Marguerite Lynn Reinier on August 24th 1958, they set upon a journey to further the Nolte heritage. They were married for 61 years. Wink became a father to son Steve on March 5, 1960 and then David on February 1, 1961. He then had a daughter, Susan on January 18th, 1965. On November 25th, 1968 he welcomed his last boy, Doug.
Moving to Wichita, KS in 1970, Wink had a new birthday celebration. This time he was reborn into the body of Christ. On June 7th, 1971 Wink accepted Christ into his heart and turned to Him for his guidance.
Wink was a Korean War veteran. He worked in sales and general management for several different companies. He was very involved with both Central Christian Church and First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita, KS. He loved mentoring men to disciple them in their walks with Christ.
Being a great husband and father was the hallmark of his reliance on Christ to transform him. His life verse is Matthew 6:33, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”
Wink also was known as Boppa to his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He had 20 grandchildren, Emily, Benjamin, Cole, Parker, Audrey, Beth, Lydia, Anna, Richard, Kate, Victoria, Jessica, Rebekah, Matthew, Jane, Natalie, Summer, Cheyenne, Kash and Nora. He had nine great grandchildren.
Winthrop “Wink” Haines Nolte died on March 3, 2020 with his family with him. While missed by those here now, our hope lies in the reunion we will have with him at the feet of Jesus.
He is preceded in in death by his parents Clifford and Katherine, his sisters Susan and Lynne and his grandson Richard.
First Evangelical Free Church
1825 N. Woodlawn, Wichita KS 67208
Union Rescue Mission of Wichita
2800 N. Hillside, Wichita KS 67219