H. EUGENE WINKLER, 82, of Lake James, Angola, Ind., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at his residence. (He was formerly of Fort Wayne). He was born Sept. 12, 1930, at home, in Fort Wayne. He married Dorothea "Dottie" Huemmrich on June 5, 1954 in Pa., she preceded him in death May 7, 2007. He attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, and then Tri State University with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from N.I.P.S.C.O. as General Plant Superintendant. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Clear Lake Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ind., and a member of the Lake James Lutheran Chapel. Surviving are his daughters, Christina Winkler and her friend Carl E. Miller of Fort Wayne, Gretchen Woods of Tacoma, Wash., Katharine (Bruce) Pickering of Carmel, Ind., and Sandra (Richard) Hensley of Chicago, Ill., one son, Henry (Jill) Winkler of Lake James, Angola, Ind.; four grandchildren, Ciara Pickering, Alyson Pickering, Elyse Pickering, Henry Eugene (Tripp) Winkler, III. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea "Dottie" Winkler; parents, Henry A. and Frieda A. (Vegeler) Winkler; one granddaughter, Fischer Hensley; three sisters, Minna Marie Aston, Lillian Walker and Dorothy Ahlersmeyer; two brothers, George R. Winkler and Pete Winkler. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. Rev. Wayne Berkesch and Rev. Tim Miller officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial at Clear Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Fremont, Ind. (Military Committal Services conducted by members of the Fremont American Legion). Preferred memorials are to the Lake James Lutheran Chapel or Clear Lake Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 14, 2013