Linking up with Beneath Thy Feet’s Cemetery Sunday —-


Winston Cather is buried in Pearce Cemetery in Oswego, Illinois.  I had to look up what RDM3 was, and found it was Radar Watch and Operate Radar Equipment.  So, he was a radar-man in the Navy during World War II.  I wasn’t able to access Ancestry at work while I was working on this post, but I did find his obituary, which, interestingly, lists his date of birth as January 19, 1928.

Winston “Winnie” Keith Cather, 78, of Aurora, died on November 5, 2006. Winnie was born on January 19, 1928 to Harry and Fanny (Link) Cather, in Oswego, Illinois.

Winnie enlisted in the Navy during the late 1940’s and ser-ved as a Radioman. He was very proud of his Military service. He was also a lifelong Cubs fan. Winston worked for the Burlington /Northern Railroad (17 years) and the Aurora Beacon-News (24 years). Winnie married Bette Wells in 1957 and she preceded him in death in 1988. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Harry and Fanny Cather, sisters, Nona, ILA, and Doris, brothers, Delmas, Gerald, and Cyril.

Winston’s Survivors include his Brother, Gayle Cather, sisters, Bernice, Muriel, and Monette; children; Bruce (Pamela), Andrea (Dave) Karas, Michael (Gayane), Michele, Craig, and daughter Lana from a previous marriage to Vivian Garret-Alfaro; grandchildren, Melanie, Misty, Monica, Kristen, Aubrey, Ben, Evan, Eric, Elise, Abby, David; great grandchildren, Tyler, Leia, Lydia, and Lilly.

Winnie is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Bette.