Donald D. Winkel

Friday, June 3, 2011

Donald D. Winkel, age 72, of Newell, died May 28, 2011 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. at Faith United Assembly of God Church in Storm Lake. Interment will follow at the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Dean Winkel was born Feb. 7, 1939 in Sibley, the son of John and Mary (Nightengale) Winkel. Growing up, Donald attended grade school in George, and later attended Storm Lake High School.

On July 16, 1960, Donald was united in marriage to Frances Coates at the First Assembly of God Church in Sioux City. Together, they were blessed with four sons: Timothy, Daniel, Michael, and James.

Donald was a faithful member of the Faith United Assembly of God Church in Storm Lake where he served as Church Deacon. He had a passion for working for his Lord and with his church family. He was also a member of the Honorbound Men's Group and Teamsters.

Donald enjoyed gardening, window shopping, and Saturday morning breakfast outings with his friends. He loved nature and fishing. Donald treasured his family and cherished spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Frances Winkel of Newell; sons: Timothy Winkel of Storm Lake; Daniel (Pamela) Winkel of Newell; Michael (Melissa) Winkel of Chapman, Kan.; James (Rhonda) Winkel of LaFargeville, N.Y.; grandchildren: Joshua, Felicia, and Greta Winkel of Newell; Mary and Melody Winkel of Chapman, Kan.; Darren and Breanna Winkel of LaFargeville, N.Y.; twin brother, Rollen (Melva) Winkel of Alta; extended family and many friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Winkel; parents-in-law, Gilbert and Emma Coates; step-father-in-law, Roy Buechler; and brothers: Gene and Erenst Winkel.