John L. Winkeler, 78, of Beckemeyer,
died Monday, January 11, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Winkeler was born February 27,
1931 in Bartelso to Frank and Mary (Bergmann) Winkeler; they
preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by brothers,
Frank “Bud” Winkeler and Louis “Louie” Winkeler; sisters-in-law,
Mary Winkeler, Genevieve “Jenny” Winkeler, and Mary Ann Gerdes;
brothers-in-law, Ben Budde, Alfred “Bigfoot” Rickhoff, Alfred
“Fritz” Fuehne, Ralph Timmermann, Joseph Timmermann, Paul Deerhake,
and Dominic “Nick” Beckmann.
He married Virginia “Ginny”
Timmermann on September 29, 1953 at St. Anthony Church in Beckemeyer
and she survives in Beckemeyer.
Also surviving are his children, Les
(Judy) Winkeler of Harrisburg, Gary (Diane) Winkeler of Breese, and
Dennis (Elaine Fehrmann) Winkeler of Breese; his grandchildren,
Jennifer (Bob) Steger, Erin (fiancé Rob Tucker) Winkeler, Beth
Winkeler, Molly Winkeler, Chelsie (Collin) Fischer, and Kylre
Fehrmann; sisters, Margaret (Ralph) Lake, Frances Winkeler,
Christine Budde, Veronica Rickhoff, and Lucy “Lou” Fuehne all of
Bartelso; brothers, Andy Winkeler of St. Rose and Alphonse (Kay)
Winkeler of Albers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marietta
Winkeler of Highland, Bernice Deerhake of Germantown, Bernette
Beckmann of Bartelso, Gerty (Gene) Loepker of Bartelso, Leon
(Laverne) Timmermann of Belleville, Leona (Rich) Thole of St. Rose,
Don (Marilyn) Timmermann of Bartelso, and William “Bill” Gerdes of
Bartelso; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John retired as a truck driver from
Churchill Truck Lines in St. Louis and previously worked for Jansen
Truck Service in Breese.
He was a member of St. Anthony Church
and Men’s Sodality, Bartelso Knights of Columbus Council #4745,
Catholic Holy Family Society, and Teamsters Local 600-St. Louis,
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will
be Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer with Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Fr.
Henry Fischer and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment will
follow in St. Anthony
Visitation will be Wednesday, January
13, 2010 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Thursday, January 14, 2010
from 8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Anthony
Church or Mater Dei High School and will be received at the funeral