Jason “Jay” Craig Wingerter


Jason “Jay” Wingerter, 64, of Dickinson, passed away surrounded by family, after battling cancer, at St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson on February 8, 2024.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Mandan, ND.  Burial will follow at St. Philomena Cemetery, Selfridge, ND.


A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday at Bismarck Funeral Home with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service.


Jay Wingerter was born on May 24, 1959, to Joseph and Agnes (Schneider) Wingerter in Selfridge, ND.  He grew up on the family farm while attending school in Selfridge and Bismarck.  Later he went on to attend the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA, which was one of his favorite places to live.


He found joy in spending time with his family, especially during the holidays.  His nieces and nephews adored him, and he cherished every moment with them.  Music was his true passion and he loved attending concerts and would immerse himself in the melodies and rhythms that touched his heart, especially jass.  His love for music and family brought him happiness.


Jay will be lovingly remembered for his kind, loving, and giving soul who selflessly gave to others.   He was always dedicated to wearing his brown scapular and praying the St Michael and the Lord’s Prayer.


Jay will be deeply missed by his mother, Agnes; his sisters, Dawn (Dean) Friedt, Mott, and Constance (Mike) Eckert, Bismarck; his brothers, Tim, Fairbanks, AK, Bob, Alexandria, MN., Carold (Cheryl), Oak Grove, MN, Ted (Lilia), North Pole, AK, and Dean, Mandan; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Jay was preceded in death by his father, Joseph and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Wingerter and Carol Wingerter.

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I am so sorry for your loss.
I have many fond memories of Jay growing up.
Sending everyone much love and prayers.
In sympathy,
Dan and Maryellen

For the whole family….loosing one piece affects all hearts. So sorry for your loss….prayers and hugs for you all

To the Wingerter family, I’m so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. He is in such a special place. Hugs to all.

Rest in peace Jay. You deserved more in life than you recieved. I know you are now with God, Dad Rosemary and Carol and they are taking good care of you. Mom will be joining you soon. We will all be together again some day in the future…………………..Your Big Brother…….Tim

To Wingerter family. Sorry to hear about the passing of Jason. My thoughts are with the family.
Craig Hinton

Thanks Craig. You were always my dads best friend and Jays middle name was Craig, after you. I wish I could have visited with you at Dads funeral. If you are ever in Alaska, please give me a call and I would be glad to show you around and would really enjoy visiting with you……………..Tim

Hi Tim, thanks for your kind words. I remember when your father and mother told me they were naming their new born son Jason Craig as a token of our friendship.I was honored! Yes, I would have liked to talk with you at your Dads funeral. There were so many good things about your Dad I could have talked about! It’s sad that about all of our generation, your father and mine, are gone. I lost my wife two years ago so I am living in the house along. Like I said no one of my age to talk to anymore. I believe your mother is still living the last I heard.Thanks again for your email!

Hi Craig, Thanks for your response. Sorry to hear about your wife. I also lost my wife, Rosemary Dillman, one year ago to cancer. I am experienceing the same thing you are now and it is very difficult to deal with. I also live alone. My sons and thier families live in Eagle River which is about 350 miles away. I am 71 and most of my friends have either moved away or died. I don’t mind being alone with my thoughts and memories right now. I can still do a little hunting and fishing with my 2 sons and our grandchildren. We usually go back to ND once a year to hunt pheasants and still own the part of the farm with the buildings. My mother is in a nursing home in Bismarck. We thought we were going to lose her a couple of weeks ago, but I under stand she got a little better. It won’t be long for her now. I always remember how proud my Dad was of you and how he always bragged about you. You really were his best friend. I also foundly remember your mother. She was my teacher in High School. She was very proud of you and spoke about you often. I remember one day she had all of us students go to the windows to watch you fly by in a B52. It was pretty impressive to know that a Selfridge guy was operating that big plane. I wish you the best.