Leonard J. Winkler, 74, of Steeleville, IL, formerly of Baldwin, IL, born November 28, 1937 in Belleville, IL passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Winkler was a pre-painter at Wiegmann Inc. in Freeburg, IL and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Luella (Huekin) Winkler; a son, Leonard Winkler, Jr. and a sister, Betty Shoemaker.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Myra, nee Brandenburger, Winkler of Steeleville, IL whom he married on December 31, 1966 at New Athens, IL; 3 daughters; Debbie Arnold of Florida, Sherry (Tom) Bockhorn of Sparta, IL and Jaydee (Marc) Appel of Steeleville, IL; 1 son; Thomas Winkler of Nevada; 7 grandchildren: Amy Arnold of Florida, James (Candice) Bockhorn, Josh and Matt Bockhorn all of Sparta, IL Katrina Thiess of Edwardsville, IL and Caitlyn Appel of Steeleville, IL Darren (Jessica) Bockhorn of Marble Hill, MO. 6 gr. Grandchildren; Lana Bockhorn of Sparta, IL, Lauren and Madelynn Bockhorn of Marble Hill, MO and Henrick, Garhart and Hayden Thiess all of Edwardsville, IL; and a sister, Noreen Smith of Dupo, IL
Memorials may be made to the family.
Visitation: An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Funeral: In keeping with Leonard’s wishes cremation was to take place with no formal services to be held.
Interment: Interment of Mr. Winkler’s ashes will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL at a later date.