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Leonard J. Winkelman

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SOUTH HAVEN — Leonard J. Winkelman, age 87, of South Haven, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Annandale Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Kimball, with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Interment will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball, and one hour prior to services at the church. There will be a prayer service 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Leonard Joseph Winkelman was born March 30, 1924, at Collegeville to Henry and Loretta (Abfalter) Winkelman. He was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W. II.  He married Leora Vogel Winkelman on Feb. 19, 1952, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2000. He married Frances Oothoudt Winkelman on March 30, 2005. Leonard was a mink farmer in Kimball from 1961-1978 and also did monument engraving throughout the Midwest area. He was a member of St. Anne’s Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Veteran’s of Foreign War. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, participating in the Disabled Veteran turkey and deer hunts and fishing outings. In 2009 Leonard joined in the first Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to be present at the W.W. II Memorial.

He is survived by his wife Frannie Oothoudt Winkelman of South Haven, sons Wayne and his wife Vicky of St. Augusta, Glenn and his wife Joan of South Haven; stepchildren Danny Oothoudt of Corbet, Ore., Mark Oothoudt of Brainerd, Gayle and her husband Glen Holst of Brainerd; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his first wife Leora, stepson Gary Oothoudt, two brothers and two sisters.

The pallbearers will be his grandchildren Robert, Brent, Scot, Marybeth, and Thomas Winkelman. The music for the service will be provided by the St. Anne’s Choir and the arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.

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