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WINKELPLECK, John R. 1930-2013


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2015 at 17:30:59

John R. Winkelpleck, age 82, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at his home, while under the care of Allen Hospice. Services are private.

John was born in Dysart, Iowa on September 20, 1930, the son of Roy and Ethel Winkelpleck. He graduated from country school and attended Dysart Geneseo High School. After high school John helped his father and brothers farm on the family farm. John would continue to farm throughout his life a total of 8 years. At the age of 17 he began truck driving and continued until he retired at the age of 76.

John was united in marriage to Rita Vehrs on May 1, 1969 in Bouton, Iowa. They resided in Grundy Center most of their life. Together they welcomed 4 children into their family. John enjoyed Citizens Band Radios, camping and playing cards. He had a huge heart and his true joy in life came from spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife Rita; children, James (Melanie) Winkelpleck, Wendy (Jason) Monaghan, Angie (Scott) Darge and Cory (TeRise) Winkelpleck; grandchildren, Brandon, Ben, Brooke, Cody, Shirley Paige, Chelsea, David, Will, Ashley, Alicia, Dallas and Sean.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roger, Roland and Gail Winkelpleck.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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