George William Schinkel

George William SCHINKEL Age 71, of Anacortes died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 after losing his battle with cancer. George was born August 9, 1937, in Seattle, the son of George W. Schinkel and Margaret M. (Stutte) Schinkel. His love of life included spending time with his family and friends, his dedication to his 50+ year career in insurance, painting and drawing, traveling with family and friends, gardening, listening to music and playing the harmonica, and golfing whenever he could with his friends and sons. George is preceded in death by Sara Maria Schinkel, his wife of over 50 years, and survived by his children and their spouses Kathleen Schinkel, Karen Crelly, Robert Schinkel, Ann and Richard Muhlhauser, Joan Pratt, and David Schinkel and Karen Hoffbuhr; mother-in-law Kathleen Morrison, and brothers-in-law David Morrison and Everett Morrison. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Skagit Hospice Foundation, Box 1376, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc. Anacortes and San Juan Islands. To Share memories of George, please sign the online guest register at

Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2009