The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Leroy A. Winkler, age 85 of Holdingford, were held Saturday, February, 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Leroy died at his home on Wednesday, February 22nd,2012.
Leroy was born June 3, 1926 in Holdingford to Rudolph and Helen (Fischer) Winkler. He spent most of his life in Holdingford with the exception of a short time during WWII when he served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Louise Solinger on September 5, 1955 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. Leroy worked as a correction officer at the St. Cloud Correctional facility for men until he retired in July of 1981. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Holdingford Legion and the VFW club.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Louise, Holdingford; his children, Lee Winkler, Holdingford; Tim (Connie) Winkler, Rangely, CO; Kimberly (Steve) Ebnet, Holdingford and Jim (Deb) Winkler, Milaca. He is also survived by his sister, Vera Warzecha, Big lake; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers and sister, Leo Winkler, Lester Winkler, Alex Winkler, Irvin Winkler and Rosemary Popp.