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Darryl B. Winternheimer

December 31, 1944 — February 17, 2024


Darryl B. Winternheimer

Darryl B. Winternheimer, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away February 17, 2024.

Darryl was born December 31, 1944 in Los Angeles to Ethel (Bjornson) and Walt Winternheimer.  A lifelong clothier, he began his career while still in high school at Morries Menswear in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1965, Darryl left the desert for the prairie, to attend college in Valley City, North Dakota. One weekend evening, he and a buddy headed east, looking for something to do, and happened upon a Moorhead State College dance, where he met Sandee Haug. They wed in 1966 and had two children, Dana and Alida.

A longtime sales rep for various companies, like Puritan and Members Only, Darryl got off the road in 1992 when he opened his own store, Lake Country Outfitters, in Wayzata, Minnesota. There, he specialized in top quality, unique lines of menswear for the discerning customer. It was the sort of place people stopped by to chat, enjoying Darryl’s affability and humor, while relying on his good taste and sharp eye to curate any number of outfits to suit each individual’s style.

Mechanical and handy, Darryl could build or repair just about anything and did it to his own high standards, including a galley for a sailboat (twice, after the first one slipped and broke) and a large deck for their home in Plymouth, Minnesota. He had a lifelong passion for vehicles and vessels. Family fondly recall him giving his mother-in-law, Marie, a ride around Lake Eunice on his 1970s Bultaco dirt bike; sailing Whimsey II, a 30’ sailboat, in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior with his wife and children; and cruising his 1938 Chevy sedan delivery, with the Lake Country Outfitters logo on the side panels, through the Lake Minnetonka area. He loved entering the Chevy in regional car shows, like Back to the ‘50s and Good Guys, where he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow hot rod enthusiasts. Golf was a favorite summer pastime shared with many buddies over the years. He greatly enjoyed big Haug and Bjornson reunions. Darryl always made time for his family and would drop everything to be there for them in a pinch.

He lived with Lewy body dementia for close to a decade. His health took a severe downturn over the winter, and he passed peacefully on February 17, 2024 with his wife and children at his side. He will be missed dearly and remembered with love.

Darryl is survived by his wife Sandra (Haug) Winternheimer; son, Dana Winternheimer (Lara Hicks); daughter, Alida Winternheimer; grandchildren: Dalton Winternheimer, Marko Roath, and Larsen Marie Winternheimer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Ethel (Bjornson) Winternheimer, and his brother, Wayne Winternheimer.

The family is grateful to staff at Mission Nursing Home and the team from Park Nicollet Hospice, who provided wonderful care for Darryl.

Memorial Service 1 PM Saturday, June 15th at Gearty-Delmore Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Avenue North with visitation beginning at 12:00. Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Medina.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at

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