John Bass Winder, Sr.

John Bass Winder, Sr., a proud WWII veteran and retired mechanical engineer from Kaiser Aluminum, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the age of 93.  Beloved husband of the late Lillian Bateman Winder for 63 years. Loving father of Evelyn Winder Husser (Larry Wayne) and the late John Bass Winder, Jr. (Judy).  Son of the late Fay Goode Winder, Sr. and Birdie Celestin Winder.  Brother of the late Charles P. Winder and Fay G. Winder, Jr.  Also survived by 3 granddaughters, Laurie H. Barker (Mark), Sherri H. Carlos (Flynn), and Rachel D. Husser and four great grandchildren.

A private service was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  He was laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

If desired, please consider a donation to the National WWII Museum, in memory of John Winder, Sr.

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