Submitted by crecord2010 on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:32pm
Ben Winser, 93, of Wichita Falls, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
The funeral liturgy was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home with Deacon Russ Detwiler, celebrant. Rite of committal followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Ben was born Dec. 22, 1919 to Henry Winser and Clothilda Liendo in Inez. He graduated from Cuero High School. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. On March 26, 1942, he and Opal Yung of Danbury, Iowa were married in San Antonio. During his 37 years of service in the military and Civil Service, Ben served in India during WWII, North Korea from 1950 to 1951, and South Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was a member of the Chosin Few serving in the 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Combat Regiment, who fought at the epic battle of the Chosin Reservoir near the Manchurian border, North Korea. His family was able to join him in many travels including tours in Stuttgart, Germany, Oahu, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. Ben completed his career at Sheppard AFB where he was an artist illustrator.
Ben was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing golf, drawing cartoons for friends, and telling stories.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Abel Winser.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Opal of Wichita Falls; his sister, Victoria Weber of Leander; his children, Jim Winser and wife Emma of El Paso, Don Winser and wife Minna of Wharton, and Melissa Moore and husband Mike of Vernon; seven grandchildren, Edward Winser, Mary Winser, Richard Winser, Kirsten Winser, Erica Smith, Kevin Moore, and Alan Moore; and seven great-grandchildren.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310; or to a favorite charity. Additional care was generously provided by Royal Estates and Wichita Home Health.
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