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Herald G. WinklerPassing: June 21, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Private Family Service

Thursday, June 25th


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, June 25th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, June 25th

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
6 stepchildren
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.

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17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Timothy Galloway | http://MCCORDSVILLE
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Kathy, Marlene and I are so sorry too here of your Dad's passing. Tim Galloway
  2. Guest: Tim & Gina Terry | http://Williams, IN
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Truly a great man, with lots of wisdom to share, He will be missed very much.
  3. Guest: Christy & Joe James | http://Bloomfield Indiana
    Date: June 23, 2020
    My heart goes out to your family as you face this difficult time❤
  4. Guest: James & Sharon Nash | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 23, 2020
    To Herald's family: Our thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. We worked with Herald at Carpenter for many years. Herald was a fine man. Jim and Sharon Nash
  5. Guest: Kelly Chastain | http://Fort Wayne. Indiana
    Date: June 23, 2020
    I am saddened to hear of your dad’s passing, Kathy and David. I have precious memories of our families visiting, going on adventures and the Winkler Reunions. Your dad will always be loved and remembered. Love and prayers to the entire family!
  6. Guest: Pam Hughes | http://Bartlett, TN
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Kathy and David I’m so sorry. I know I haven’t seen Uncle Herald for a long time but I thought of him often. It’s so hard when we lose our parents. I sometimes feel like I’m still that sassy little girl at grandma and grandpa’s when all of us we’re playing in the “living room “. It’s very hard to think all our Aunts and Uncles along with grandma and grandpa are gone. We have so many great memories of our family gatherings. I will cherish them forever. Know I’m thinking of you both. And wish I could be with you.
  7. Guest: Larry & Janie Chenault | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Dear Kathy & David, our profound sympathy to you and your families.
  8. Guest: Randy Taylor | http://Cape Coral, FL
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Kathy, so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Gary Keynon | http://Seymour, Indiana
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Patti, I'm sorry for your loss.
  10. Guest: Patty Cottengain | http://Orleans IN
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Kathy I am so sorry for your loss.
  11. Guest: Michelle Porter | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: June 23, 2020
    Kathy, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Keeping you in my prayers.
  12. Guest: Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 23, 2020
    David & Kathy and families - so sorry to learn of the passing of you Dad.. I worked with him at Carpenters and he showed me the ropes in the Production Office.. He was a very kind & knowledgeable man & loved his family dearly. May the Good Lord be with you all at the sad time. I was very lucky to work with him..
  13. Guest: Susan Spinks | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 22, 2020
    I worked for Dr Stephen Schultz for 20 years. I got to know Herald really well. He carved me a Santa, sleigh, and reindeer that I still have. He was a very sweet man . Love and prayers
  14. Guest: Susan Chastain Kay | http://Blaine, tn
    Date: June 22, 2020
    Many great memories. Lesson on driving in snow still makes me laugh. Splinter removal after a ball game. He gave us good advice and lots of love. A fine man.
  15. Guest: Ken and Judy (Miller) Hasselkus | http://Indianapolis
    Date: June 22, 2020
    We are sorry for the loss of your dad, David and Kathy... Deepest sympathy.
  16. Guest: Cindy Acton Matlock | http://Indiana
    Date: June 22, 2020
    Kathy and David, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a man!
  17. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 22, 2020
    Kathy and family: So sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Praying for God’s love and strength to guide you through the days ahead!