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Bernice Winkelman | Obituary

By on June 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

Bernice Winkelman, 81, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis.

She was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late Ambrose and Irene Kelley Doyle.

She married William Winkelman on Oct. 10, 1969, in Missouri.

Mrs. Winkelman was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Willisville, OES 758 in Steeleville, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Steeleville Lions Club, of which she was the first female president.

She was also a member of St. Joseph’s Altar Sodality, Randolph County Home Extension, Card Club, RSVP Program at the Randolph County Court House and she was very active in various community organizations.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Winkelman of Steeleville; children, Dan Reitz and wife, Joyce, of Steeleville, Rich Reitz and Kelly of Steeleville, Diana Farley, and her husband, Gary, of Steeleville, Glenda Reitz and Gary of Percy, Darryl Winkelman and his wife, Phyllis, of Steeleville, and Cheryl Haberberger and her husband, Mike, of Chester; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Dardanella Doyle of Waterloo and Marcella Doyle of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation was June 24-25, at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Steeleville.

A funeral Mass was celebrated June 25, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Willisville, with Father Leo J. Hayes officiating.

Interment followed at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Cancer Society or Missouri Baptist Family Assistance Program.

To sign the guestbook, visit www.wilsonsfuneralhome.net.


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