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Helen Winkler

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BUSHNELL - Helen E. Winkler, age 91, of Bushnell, Ill., passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Ill.

Helen was born on April 15, 1921, in New Jersey to David and Mary Katz Schaff. She married Bobby Winkler in Havana, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1952, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2001.

Helen was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Helen graduated from Western Illinois University and taught elementary school for 20 years.

She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, and she was also active in the Bushnell Historical Society.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Ill. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad or the Bushnell Historical Society.

Please sign the guest book or leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 11, 2013
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