Laura Winter

laura winter

Laura Irene Winter, 42, of Moorhead, MN passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 unexpectedly at home. Laura was born Dec 27, 1968 at the Minot Air Force Base in Minot, ND. Laura was the oldest child of Linda Jones of Fargo, ND and James Winter of Brandon, MN.   She was raised in Moorhead, MN. She attended Moorhead High School and went on to the Community College of Fergus Falls and Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Upon completion she went to St. Cloud State University where she double majored in Criminal Justice and Adolescent Chemical Dependency Counseling. She graduated with honors.  The last 3 years she started her own commercial cleaning business in the Fargo/ Moorhead area.

Laura was married to Martin Steffens of Alexandria, MN in 1989 to that union 3 children were born; Amanda, Ashley and Andrew.  The couple later separated.

Laura was a member of First Assembly of God in Fargo, ND.

Laura was very passionate about her family. The holidays where exceptionally special to her. She was a great cook.  During the Holidays one of her favorite desserts to make for her children was fudge. Laura had a special way of making her house a home.

A great hobby of hers was playing her violin in high school and being a part of many concerts.   She was a member of the Northwest Tae Kwon Do and loved passing to higher belts. On her Harley she had a great love for wind in her face, music in her ears and the freedom of the open road.   She loved sharing this freedom with her children and grandchildren, giving them rides around the yard and around town. She also shared this love with her friends.

She was survived by Amanda (Nicholas) Dahmes and grandchildren Thomas and Olivia Dahmes of Alexandria, MN. Ashley (Jeremy) Williams of Alexandria, MN. Andrew Steffens of Alexandria, MN. Mother; Linda Jones of Fargo, ND. Father; James (Karla) Winter of Brandon, MN. Sister; Lynnette (Jack) Reeves and their son James of Wahpeton, ND and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Matt and Irene Wood of Derby, Vermont, Stanley and Florence Winter of Hoffman, MN and 5 uncles.

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  1. Grand Forks Air Force Base ND
    To Laura’s Dear Ones, for we may be Confident our Laura is Home, in the Nearer
    Presence of the Holy One, Whom she loved and faithfully served. We miss her because Laura is so Worthy to be Missed really, we Lament OUR loss, the absence, now, of one so Good and so Kind and so Dear, always ready to laugh, to give cheer, to invite us (as she did) to Look Up and to think better, higher, or more positive thoughts.
    We shall see her again, most surely we never really say GoodBye to one like her.
    As Love is never-ending, so is the Message Laura has left with us. May we, in her Honour, remain worthy of her Fine Example, shown us and lived-out before us by the Lord’s faithful servant Laura Irene, now and always in Love, Grace & Peace +

  2. Wendell MnLynette, Jack and James ,
    We are so sorry to hear about your sister. Please know you are in our prayers. Sorry we won’t be able to be there on Saturday but know you are lifted up. Love ya, Fay and Tom

  3. Horace ND
    With my Deepest Sympathy. I used to go to Laura’s house in south moorhead when we were growing up. Had sleepovers,went sledding and still remember to this day that we made ritz crackers with peanut butter and dipped them in chocolate. May you Rest In Peace…

  4. Alexandria MOM,
    I miss you so much. Its been almost a week since you have left us. Its like its the day today. Im still in that place. But I know your in a better place. Your without any more struggles or pain. I want you here with me. I want you sooo bad but I know it cant be. I will live my life the best I can and be so lucky if Im half as strong and wonderful as you. You are my hero. You alwayse knew what to say. You understood me and loved me for me. God this hurts so much… I love you and miss you. These words dont fully express my love for you but thats between us. You know my heart.
    Untill we can be together again..
    I love you now and forever.. your daughter

  5. Miss you so much my friend, it’s been 11 years since we met, we became great friends. I’m so glad I had the chance to have a great friend like you Laura. You thought me so much things in life. You have been a great blessing from God, and I wish you could have gotten a chance to meet my daughter Jasmine, my son Jeremiah, My daughter Jolivia, my son Jebediah, my other son Jedediah and my husband Adrian. Wish you were here so I can talk your ear off, and talk to you till you fall asleep. LoL! We have so much fun together hanging out and we have things in common. Well my bestie 😜, I hope you met my son Jedediah up there in heaven with the good Lord, and hopefully he is giving you the run around, keeping you busy and having fun together! I love you and miss you Laura, I’ll see you again someday my friend! Greet me at the Gates of Heaven with my son Jedediah in your arms and welcome me to a beautiful new life without hurt, pain and tears. Amen…..

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