Chad William Winter, 18, Woodstock, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, on Sanibel Island, Fla., while on vacation with the love of his life, Lauren Akers.
He was born Feb. 6, 1996, in Woodstock, to Kerry (Enders) Warren and Kevin “Chick” Winter.
He was a kind-hearted, loving child who worried about everyone else’s well-being, even if it compromised his own. His siblings said he was the greatest brother, and they held an unbreakable bond. He will be greatly missed by his large family, friends and girlfriend.
He was an avid longboarder, and he also enjoyed his bright yellow car and video games. A graduate of Woodstock High School, he had many friends.
He is survived by his parents, Kerry (Scott) Warren, and Kevin “Chick” (Jolene) Winter; five sisters, Ashlee (Adam) Lorenzo, Melanie Winter, Karlee Winter, Kylee Winter and Melissa Warren; two brothers, Brad Warren and Daniel Warren; and two nephews, Aiden and Austin Lorenzo; grandparents, Joan and Jay Twardosz and Jean Enders; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Ann Winter and Dave and Betty Warren; and two uncles, Gary Struck and Albert Winter Jr.
Visitation was held Dec. 19 and the funeral was Dec. 20, both at Fellowship of Faith Lutheran Church, McHenry.