Florence L. Winkler

June 13, 1924 – March 30, 2017

Florence L. (Rusch) Winkler, age 92, Underhill, passed away in the evening hours of Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Woodlands of Suring.

She was born at home in the Town of Maple Valley on June 13, 1924, a daughter of the late Otto and Lizzie (Luebke) Rusch and attended the Four-Town Schoolhouse. She was married to Art Winkler on December 4, 1943 and together they raised a daughter and two sons. Florence worked at Friday Canning Company for several years before retiring.

Florence was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett and enjoyed taking bus tours with Art in earlier years.

Florence is survived by her children: Cheryl (Gilman) Smoot of Minneapolis, Dale Winkler of Mountain and Miles (Donna) Winkler of Gillett; four grandchildren: Nicholas (Kerry) Winkler of Green Bay, Justin (Phyllis) Smoot of Kendallville, IN, Jenalee (Derek) D’Amico of Waukesha and Elizabeth (Ben) Breitenfeldt of West Allis; great grandchildren: Payten and Laina Winkler, Lillian and Genevieve Smoot, Bryce D’Amico and Joshua Stangel. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Mildred Winkler of Suring, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Art and her siblings: Norman, Walter, Arlyle, Olivia, Harold and Eugene.

Friends and relatives may call on WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124). Visitation continues THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 from 9:30 until 10:45 AM at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (101 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124). A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Reverend Kent Wallace officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

The family of Florence Winkler sends their deepest thanks to the Woodlands of Suring staff. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

 

Services

Visitation
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels
108 E. Main Street
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124

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Visitation
Thursday, April 06, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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Funeral Service
Thursday, April 06, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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Graveside Service
Thursday, April 06, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery
Old 22
Gillett, WI 54124

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