Lawrence G. Winkler

Born in Peoria, IL on September 15, 1941

Departed on October 23, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Lawrence G. Winkler of Hendersonville, TN passed away on October 23, 2016 at the age of 75.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Esther Winkler; sister, Kathy Winkler; and brother, Donnie Winkler. Wink leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Judy Winkler; children, Joseph (Teresa) Winkler, Jodie (Johnny) Hutchens, Jeffrey (Joy) Winkler, Jeanie Winkler; grandchildren, Elizabeth Levin, Joey Winkler, Corey Winkler, Jaylynn Winkler, Jeffrey Winkler, Maggie Winkler; great-grandchildren, Alexander Levin, Gabriel Levin, Colin Winkler, Sydney Winkler; mother-in-law, Edith Thompson; sister, Carol Schramm; brother, Randy Winkler; and loyal canine companions, Molly Mae and Becca Lou.
A romantic at heart, a kind and gentle soul, a family man … these are the sentiments that are echoed through the minds of many in remembrance of Lawrence G. Winkler. He held tight to his family who meant the absolute world to him. He was always interested in their activities and never missed a game. Golf was his next love. Some might say he was born with a putter in hand as he played the sport every chance he got, and in later years, watched as much of it on TV as he could muster. On another note, the Cubs were his favorite baseball team, cheering them on in outstanding moments and during the very lean times. As far as a sitting sport, Larry was ever the casino enthusiast. --- (“Dang you, Judy!) Back in the day, “Wink” and Judy could really cut a rug! He loved any excuse to enjoy being with family and made every holiday and birthday a notable and special occasion. And oh! The rhubarb pie from Aunt Margaret … he loved it! Not to mention tomatoes and salt, and of course, a cold Bud. He will be forever loved, missed and remembered by so many.
A Mass will be offered for Mr. Winkler’s peaceful repose at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Visitation will be held in private for the family. Entombment will follow Holy Mass at the Mausoleum of Hendersonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Bertins Haiti through Our Lady of the Lake Church or to Room in the Inn.

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7 Comments to Mr. Lawrence G. Winkler

  1. MG
    October 26, 2016 10:08 am

    Please accept my heartfelt condolence for your loss.There is little that I personally can say or do to ease your pain and suffering. May all of you find comfort and peace in all the loving memories you’ve shared together with your loved one.We look forward to the time when all things that cause sickness and death will be gone by means of God’s kingdom (Matt 6:9,10). May God grant you guidance, strength at this difficult time.

  2. Gary Lohr
    October 27, 2016 8:03 am

    I was sad when Wink moved his family south!! I knew my life would miss a lot of fun that Larry and Judy
    always brought to a friendship. It is always good when a man can say of another man, He was a Good Man with
    a Good Heart. My life is richer because he passed my way. R.I.P. my friend!!!!

    Condolences to Judy and Winks wonderful family!!

    Gary and Karen,

  3. dennis landry
    October 27, 2016 11:44 pm

    So sorry to read about Larry’s passing in the PJStar….our prayers and sympathy for Judy and family. We remember Larry as a good athlete and proud graduate of Spalding….and the good times we had with Larry, Tom Morrissey, Mike Mirande, Gary Lohr, et al at the K.C. in downtown and Peoria.
    God’s blessing to Larry, Judy and family.
    Dennis and Wanda Landry

  4. Jim Williams
    October 28, 2016 6:53 pm

    Larry was always the cool older cousin who was doing great things. He and his bud Cleo, were highly admired by young cousin Jim way back in the late 50’s in Peoria. Going over to Uncle George and Aunt Esther’s house on New York Ave. felt like a second home growing up. God keep him close and all the Winklers.

    Much love,

    Jim & Debbie Williams
    Bloomington, IL

  5. Carol and Cleo Steiner
    October 29, 2016 5:15 pm

    No words can express what a very dear and true friend “Wink” was to my hubby Cleo and myself! Wink was a gentle kind and loving friend who always welcomed you that that big smile and hearty laugh! In watching the video we see how close and loved Larry was as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to so many people whose lives he touched!! We cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of this amazing man!! But as the song goes you will meet again! Please find some peace in the wonderful memories you have until you are joined again with Our Dear Lord! We are so very sorry we couldn’t be with you but please know you will always will be in our hearts and forever in our memories. We love you Judy and all your family. Thanks for being a very special part of our lives. May God Bless each and everyone of you!! All our love, deepest sympathies and many prayers❤️??
    Cleo J and Carol Steiner

  6. Ellen Fidler Hallack
    November 13, 2016 2:08 am

    My brother Tom Fidler just sent me this link. I have watched the video twice and so many memories came flooding back. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss Judy and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ellen Fidler Hallack,
    Carlsbad, Ca

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