Audrey M. Winterbauer, 98


Audrey M. Winterbauer, 98, of Pontiac, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 5:40 p.m. at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac.

Private family services will be held at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac, with Father Adam Cesarek officiating. Graveside services will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.

Mrs. Winterbauer was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Morrisonville, to Henry F. and Agnes (Fitzgerald) Lentz. She married Philip F. Winterbauer on Oct. 4, 1942, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2012.

A graduate of Morrisonville High School, she attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville. She graduated from Brown’s Business College in Springfield, she was a member of Alpha Iota sorority. She was an administrative assistant in the Information Systems Department of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, retiring in 1981. 

After her retirement, she volunteered at the Old State Capitol and Dana Thomas House. She was a member of the Christ the King Church in Springfield, the Altar and Rosary Society, Retired State Employees Association, American Businesswomen’s Association and Central Illinois Word Processing Association. She was a neighborhood Chairman in Lincoln and a Girl Scout leader in both Lincoln and Springfield.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Fetgatter of Pontiac, Carole Long of Chicago and Monica Griffith of Colorado Springs, CO; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Wilmer Robert Lentz, and a daughter, Loretta “Lori” Smith.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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