Written by The Wolf Point Herald
George Frank Winhofer, 71, of Richey, died at the Glendive Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
He was born Aug. 17, 1941, in Poplar to Frank and Dorthy (Voorhees) Winhofer. He attended school in northwest Richland County, later attending and graduating from Poplar High School in 1959.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years of service. He returned to the family farm and continued farming with his father.
On Dec. 6, 1972, he was united in marriage with Margaret (Lee) Eggert and acquired quite a challenge with her four children. He had two sons, Daryn and Kirk, with Margaret.
He loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; from holding the tiniest toddler on one hand in the air to having each and every one of them trained at what pocket to get the dollar bill out of. Throughout the 1980s, he loved racing stock cars on local dirt tracks, including Canada. His driving skills acquired him many trophies. He enjoyed following NASCAR racing.
Collecting guns and attending gun show was one of his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed raising and butchering his own hogs. He continued farming with his son Kirk until the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Delores; and step-son, Jeff.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Richey; children, Daryn Winhofer of Richey, Olivia Winhofer of Richey and Kirk Winhofer of Richey; step-children, Debbie Carda of Dundee, Ore., Alex Eggert
of Glendive, Tony Eggert of Richey, Josh Baker of Grand Forks, N.D., and Darcie Tangen of Fargo, N.D.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service, with visitation for one hour before, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the American Lutheran Church in Richey. Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery north of Richey. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.