Malcolm Winkler
1927 - 2020
Davis-Oswald Funeral Home
121 West Third Street
Delavan, IL
Malcolm Winkler
DELAVAN - Malcolm D. Winkler, 93, of Delavan passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
He was born on July 31, 1927, in Peoria to Dewey A. and Nora C. Hagemeyer Winkler. He married Joy Ray on September 10, 1950, in Delavan, and she survives.
Also surviving are four children, Michael (Patsy) Winkler, Jan Winkler (Gail Strunk), Tim (Connie) Winkler and Karen (Robert) Valouche, all of Delavan; one sister, Joyce Culbertson of Delavan; five grandchildren, Michelle (Marc), Tara (Rich), Adam, Cory and Kelsey; eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Trace, Cole, Emma, Tori, Tanner, Nora and Anna; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Bridget Winkler.
Malcolm graduated from Delavan High School and farmed with his father, Dewey, for forty years and continued with his son, Tim, for another 25 years.
He was a founding member of Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan, where he held numerous leadership positions for over 50 years. He worked with Constitution Convention for the State of Illinois in the 1960s, was a member of Mackinaw Valley Improvement Association for 20 years, served on the ABSCO Board, member of Tazewell County Service Board for 33 years and served as president for 18 years, Tazewell County Farm Bureau member for nine years, and served on the Delavan School Board for nine years, where he was president for five years.
Malcolm's faith, family and friends were most important to him, but also the farm life which he was raised was a big part of who he was.
Due to the pandemic, a private family funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan. Pastor David Jacob will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is handling the arrangements. The funeral can be viewed live on the Davis-Oswald Facebook page.
Memorials may be to Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan.
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Published by Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2020.
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Joy and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to serve Mr. Malcolm. He got his wish, he got to come home. Our prayers are with all of you.
Take Care
Sue Kyle and Team
Kyle's Care at Home
Sue Kyle
December 29, 2020
Tim and Connie. Sorry for your loss. Glad you got to farm with him. Tom and Sheila Hardcastle
December 29, 2020
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