MITCHELL – 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 July 9, 1950, and she preceded him in death July 8, 1977. He married Carol (Alexander) Kirk April 11, 1979, and she preceded him in death June 22, 1990. He and Mary (Hale) Evans were married April 6, 1991, and she preceded him in death 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.
David Winkler of Bedford
Kathy (Larry) Moffatt of Mitchell
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 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.