MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Ernest R. Winkler, Jr., 68, entered into rest on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 12:15 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Baptist Union Cemetery, in Cambridge, Minnesota, with Military Honors. No local services are scheduled. Mr. Winkler was a native of Jasper, Alabama, but had been a resident of Martinez and the Augusta area for many years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served in the Viet Nam War. Following his discharge from the military, he worked for the U. S. Government (Civil Service), as a Civil Instructor in Communications at Ft. Gordon, a position from which he retired. Mr. Winkler was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn P. Winkler and his mother, Clara I. Winkler. He is survived by two daughters, Tina Winkler and Tamara Kennedy (Michael), all of Martinez, GA, his father, Ernest R. Winkler, Sr., of Graysville, AL, sister, Ione Franz of Nevada and two granddaughters, Alyssa Kennedy and Kimmie Kennedy, both of Martinez, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Augusta Warrior Project, Inc., 1190 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909. Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home, 311 South Ashland Street, Cambridge, MN, 763-689-2244, is in charge of arrangements in Minnesota. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at: www.plattsfuneralhome.com Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809, 706-860-6166.
Platt's Funeral Home
337 North Belair Road
Evans, GA 30809
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on June 6, 2016