Frances M. Winkeler

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Monday, September 15, 2014 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
  • Service Date
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  • Service Time
    2:00 p.m.
  • Service Location
    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso
  • Full Obituary

    Frances Marie Winkeler, 92, of Bartelso, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Carlyle Healthcare Center, where she was a resident since December, 2010.

    Frances was born on the family farm south of Bartelso on March 23, 1922, the daughter of Frank J. and Mary E. (Bergmann) Winkeler.

    For many years after grade school, she worked on the neighboring Fehrmann farm, where she was welcomed as a part of their family. She briefly worked at Moran Shoe Co. in Carlyle, but devoted her life to caring for her parents and working on the family farm. Frances was a member of St. Cecilia Church and Ladies Sodality in Bartelso.

    Frances was preceded in death by her parents: her sisters: Veronica "Fronie" Rickhoff and Margaret; and her brothers; Frank G. "Bud," John and Louis "Louie" Winkeler; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mary Winkeler, Ben Budde, Alfred "Bigfoot" Rickhoff, Genevieve "Jenny" Winkeler, Alfred "Fritz" Fuehne; and a nephew, Steven Fuehne.

    She is survived by her sisters: Christine Budde and Lu Fuehne of Bartelso; her brothers: Andy Winkeler of St. Rose and Alphonse (Kay) Winkeler of Albers; and her sisters-in-law: Virginia "Ginny" Winkeler of Beckemeyer and Marietta Winkeler of Highland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.

    Visitation will be Monday, September 15, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

    Memorials may be made to St. Cecilia Church or to the donors' choice.

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