Twila Marie Winn


Twila Marie Winn passed away June 17, 2022 at age 64. She was surrounded by her family she loved so dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, George Leeling, father-in-law, Don Winn Sr., mother-in-law, Alice Winn, sisters-in-law, Diane Thompson and Debbie Pierce.

She is survived by her husband Don Winn, mother, Donita Leeling, sons Nathan (Ashley) Winn, Thomas (Lexi Wilkerson) Winn, daughter Kylee (Derek) Schuster and 5 grandchildren – Klaira, Kennedy, Aubree, Alden and Sutton. She is also survived by her sister, Muffy (Brian) Forney, and brother Doug (Susan) Leeling and many nieces and nephews.

Twila was born December 19, 1957 to George and Donita Leeling in Crawford, Nebraska. Growing up on a farm, she loved to ride her pony, Blacky, down by the creek at her grandparents’ farm. She had a light blue 1965 Ford Mustang which she loved to drive. She graduated from Crawford High School in 1976.

After high school, Twila chose to attend college close to home at Chadron State and remained a student there from 1976-1978. She realized she wanted to help people and chose to attend nursing school to receive her LPN. After receiving her LPN, she went on to become a Respiratory Therapist. She spent her professional career caring for others. She worked at Box Butte General as well as Aprea Healthcare. She retired in 2017 to spend time with her family and travel.

Twila met the love of her life, Don Winn, in Alliance on October 31, 1979. The two were married on May 8, 1981 and had 3 children. She enjoyed spending time with her family and pets.

Twila enjoyed gardening and on Saturday mornings, you could always find her out in her flower beds tending to them before anyone was awake. Baking, traveling and riding ATVs were some of her other hobbies. She enjoyed planning and hosting parties and holiday gatherings for family and friends. She frequently enjoyed swimming, taking pictures of her grandchildren and watching The Price Is Right. She talked about taking her oldest granddaughter, Klaira, to the show when she turned 18.

The family of Twila invites family, friends and anyone who would like to attend the celebration of life. The celebration of life will be held August 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Crawford Community Center in Crawford, NE. Online condolences may be left at