Barbara J. Winkler, age 78, of Iron Mountain,
passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home.
was born on April 25, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota, daughter of the late Rudolph
and Alice (Hankey) Miresse. She was raised in the Iron Mountain and Kingsford
area, graduating from Iron Mountain High School in 1957. She married James
"Wink" Winkler on February 4, 1961 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Iron
Mountain. He preceded her in death on January 4, 2016 after nearly 55 wonderful
her husband Jim “Wink” owned and operated a tavern called "Wink's Place” in Iron
Mountain from 1968 to 1972. After selling the tavern she went to work for
Perina's and then AutoGlass Specialist until her retirement in 2003.
post-retirement Barb also worked for several years at Walmart. She was a
lifelong and faithful member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she served
on the Vestry and the Ministry Support Team, was an acolyte and chalice bearer,
was a Eucharistic Visitor visiting home bound parishioners, and was Ordained a
Deacon in 1998. She was a former member of the Lady Elks and the Eastern Star.
Barbara enjoyed ice-skating, forensics, gardening, and over the years she
affectionately pampered several special pets. Barb treasured time spent with her
family and many friends.
survived by her sons, Rudolph (Bonnita) Winkler of Iron Mountain and William
Winkler of Dickinson, Texas; 3 grandchildren, Nickolas, Alisann, and Nathan, and
to her parents and husband, her daughter-in-law Deborah preceded her in death.
will be on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church in Iron Mountain. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M.
at the church. Rev. David Johnson will officiate.
be in the Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be
established in her memory.
has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of
Iron Mountain with the arrangements.
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