Edward M. (1883 - 1954)
Surnames: WINKLER VANDERSTOEP MELLGREN SAFEMASTER WESTBERG RINGQUIST ECKES BEVER SPEICH JUSTMAN BARNETT JOHNSON BRUESEWITZ BUDDE BINNING WILLIAMSON WOLFE JESKE BEYER
----Sources: Marathon Co. Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 08/27/1954
Winkler, Edward M. (6 Aug. 1883 - 20 Aug. 1954)
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church for Edward M. Winkler, 71, a lifetime resident of this area, who died of a heart attack Friday morning at the home of his son, Edward Jr. in Laona. The Rev. Claude Vander Stoep officiated at the rites and burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery.
Pallbearers were Carl Mellgren, Lester Safemaster, Orville Westberg, Roland Safemaster, Nels Safemaster and Lloyd Ringquist.
Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Bernard Eckes, Mrs. Nels Safemaster, Mrs. Roland Safemaster, Mrs. Orville Westberg, Mrs. Lester Safemaster, Mrs. John Beyer, Miss Carol Speich, Mrs. Warren Justman, Mrs. Fred Justman, Mrs. Gene Barnett, Mrs. Ray Johnson, Mrs. Glen Johnson, Mrs. Lester Bruesewitz and Mrs. Frank Budde.
The church choir sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset" with Mrs. Henry Binning as organist.
Mr. Winkler was born August 6, 1883 at Unity and received his education at the Romeo School.
On May 10, 1911, he was married at Spencer to Thea Williamson, who died April 14, 1950. The couple lived on a farm east of here until six years ago, when they retired and moved to the village.
Surviving are three sons, Edward, Laona, John, address unknown, and Norman, Unity; two daughters, Mrs. Milton (Emily) Wolfe, Loyal; Mrs. George (Evelyn) Jeske, Stratford; two brothers, Joseph, Marshfield, and John, California; a sister, Mrs. John Bever, Unity; and nine grandchildren.
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