“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and treasured Mimi, Wanda ‘Fernie’ Winter. She was a light in this world and we will continue to carry her flame within us,” her family business, Fernie’s Funnel Cakes, said on Facebook.
Back in 2019, the family celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Winter introducing funnel cakes to the State Fair. The famous treat started as a way to make some money for a vacation, but it quickly became a staple at the annual fair, according to the family.
Funeral arrangements and a celebration of life are pending.