Edgar ‘Ed’ I. Winger ’56 of Hill City, S.D., died November 27, 2011. Born in Ridgeway, Ont., Canada, in 1926, Ed received a scholarship to attend Ontario College of Arts in Toronto. He served in the U.S. Air Force in information and intelligence before graduating from Mines with a professional degree in geological engineering. Ed worked for International Petrol in Talara, Peru, and then moved to Belem, Para, Brazil, where he worked for Petrobras teaching Brazilian geologists well-site geology. When he returned to the U.S. in 1966, Ed was employed by the North Dakota Geological Survey, the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. He retired in 1981 to Hill City, S.D., where he enjoyed listening to classical music, painting, gardening and stained glass. Ed was predeceased by his son, Philip. He is survived by his wife, Janice, and son Michael.
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