Myra J. Winkler, nee Brandenburger, 74, of Chester, IL, formerly of Baldwin, IL, born August 10, 1947, in Belleville, lL, passed away Tuesday February 22, 2022, at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL.
Mrs. Winkler was a homemaker. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a heart of gold and could see the best in everyone.
She was proceeded in death by her husband – Leonard J Winkler, June 18, 2012, whom she married on December 31, 1966, in New Athens, IL, her parents – Ralph and Sadie, nee Suemnicht, Brandenburger, brother – Ivan Brandenburger and brothers-in-law – James Schwartz and Leroy Hesse.
Surviving are her two daughters – Jaydee (Marc) Appel of Steeleville, IL, and Sherry (Tom) Bockhorn of Sparta, IL, six grandchildren – Caitlyn Appel of Steeleville, IL, Josh, Matt and James Bockhorn, all of Sparta, IL, Katrina Thiess of Belleville, IL and Darren Bockhorn of Millers Creek, North Carolina, six great-grandchildren – Lana Bockhorn of Sparta, IL, Lauren and Madelynn Bockhorn of Millers Creek, NC, and Henrick, Garhart and Hayden Thiess, all of Belleville, IL; two sisters – Jane Schwarz of Lenzburg, IL and Lucy Hesse of Sparta, IL and sister-in- law – Glenda Brandenburger of New Athens, IL
Memorials may be made to the family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: An informal gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday February 27, 2022, at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.
Funeral: In keeping with Myra’s wishes, cremation was to take place with no formal services to be held.
Private interment of Mrs. Winkler’s ashes will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL at a later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.