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David Leroy Wintjen

David Leroy Wintjen, 63, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday morning May 8, 2024, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


He was born on July 27, 1960, in Coffeyville, to James Leroy and Gwynne (Miller) Wintjen.  David grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.


David was a man of few words but many skills. He was a talented welder and machinist by trade, working tirelessly at the John Deere Coffeyville Works (formerly Funk MFG Co.). for many years before his retirement in 2006. Yet, his talents extended far beyond his profession. A humble man, David was a loved team roping, was an avid fisherman and a skilled hunter. He was reliable, always there for family and friends, his loyalty unwavering. But above all, David was a family man. He cherished every moment spent with his loved ones, whether it was a fishing trip or a simple family dinner.


David leaves behind a loving family that includes his wife, Linda Vargas, whom he married on December 20, 2021, his son Tyler Wintjen and wife Chelsey, his daughter Dixie Horton, his brother Phil Wintjen, and wife Denise, and his grandchildren; Kasen Shaw, Aubrie Horton, Maddi Wintjen, Clayton Wintjen, and Cole Wintjen. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Gwynne Wintjen, and brother Zeke Wintjen.


A graveside memorial service celebrating David's life will take place on Friday, May 17th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Pastor Jamie Regis of Dearing Christian Church officiating.


We invite you to share your memories of David and upload photos to his memorial page at  to help us remember and celebrate the remarkable life of this extraordinary man.


David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

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