Lester Winkler

Thursday, December 6, 2001

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lester B. Winkler, 82, of Crestline, Ohio, formerly of Perryville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, in Crestline.

He was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Perry County, Mo., son of Daniel and Anna H. Leible Winkler. He married Aline C. Renaud, who died March 23, 1972.

Winkler was a line supervisor for PPG Industries. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Crestline, VFW Post 2920, American Legion Post 488, and Knights of Columbus Council 2642.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald Winkler of Soldotna, Alaska, Russell and Kevin Winkler of Crestline; two daughters, Barbara Cope and Ceilann Hoffer of Crestline; a sister, Margaret Buchheit of Perryville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 8-10 a.m. Friday.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin P. Fausz will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 133.