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Winston Monroe Register

  • | 9:45 a.m. April 2, 2024
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Winston Monroe Register
August 21, 1935 – March 28, 2024

Winston Monroe Register was born in Bismarck, ND to parents Clare E. and Elizabeth R. Register August 21, 1935.

He graduated from Bismarck High School with a less than spectacular academic diploma.  He proceeded to the University of North Dakota with early ambitions of becoming a minister.  He became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.  It was there that he obtained the nickname Cash.  Social activities soon replaced his early ministerial plans and followed him through his higher education experience.  He did graduate in 3 ½ years and worked his way through school as a shoe clerk at Mork’s. 

Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army armored deployment.  He served in peace time Korea for thirteen months where he attained the distinction of being the last 2nd Lt. to command a tank company in the 7th Infantry Division during that time frame. 

Upon his return to Grand Forks he met and married his partner of 64 years, Evelyn, commonly known as Snookie. 

For over 45 years he was favored to work with up to 60 of the finest people anyone has ever worked with.  These fine folks, plus his family, friends and business associates allowed him to travel to the far corners of the world, serve in the ND House of Representatives, be a member and president of the GF school board, a member of three bank boards, president of the ND Quarter Horse Association, and a member of the national AQHA board. 

As a member of Earth Watch he was able to do study projects of wolves in Poland, humpback whales in the waters off of Mozambique, platypus in Australia and dolphins in the Mediterranean. 

Quarter horses and the thousands of miles spent pulling trailers to shows became an extremely important part of family life.  This to be replaced when it became obvious that hauling a tennis ball and racquet is much less stressful – at least to the vehicle.   

Cash is survived by his sarcasm suffering wife, Snookie, four children Carmen (Ralph) Williams, Kevin (Trish) Register, Paula Anderson, and Pam Register all who have done him proud and been world class travel companions, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren who all have had his love and admiration. 

So now that his ride is over, take the saddle off and put it on another who can enjoy life with as much flavor as he did.

Especially to family, but also to friends, business associates and CK Mondavi, please always know that it was through you that you made him the “luckiest” person of all time and the ride he had was one that others can only dream about.  So now that his ride is over, take the saddle off and put it on another who can enjoy life with as much flavor as he did. 

His remains will be cremated, and the ashes will be loaded into shotgun shells so that on opening day of next season, those of you who so desire can have “one last shot with the old man” who was arguably the worst shot ever to take a gun to the field. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made out to the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key.  The address is PO Box 8097, Longboat Key, FL 34228. 


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