Obituary: Herald G. Winkler

December 21, 1930 – June 21, 2020

Herald G. Winkler, 89, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born December 21, 1930, in Orange County, he was the son of Gerald V. and Kathleen (Sheeks) Winkler.  He married Ruth Ann Holman on July 9, 1950, and she preceded him in death on July 8, 1977.  He married Carol (Alexander) Kirk April 11, 1979, and she preceded him in death on June 22, 1990.  He and Mary (Hale) Evans were married on April 6, 1991, and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2006.

Herald retired from Carpenter Body Works with 38 years of service.  He was a 1948 graduate of Mitchell High School.  Herald was a pilot and enjoyed flying and woodworking.  He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.  He was the first master to serve in the new lodge.

Herald was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his children, David Winkler of Bedford, Kathy (Larry) Moffatt of Mitchell; 6 stepchildren; grandchildren, Melissa Key, Brian Moffatt, and Lori Laird; 14 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren

His parents; wives; and siblings, Harris Winkler, Mary Ann Hargis, and Patricia Harris preceded him in death.

 The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Following a private family service, officiated by Reverend Reggie Clark, burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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