AVON — Funeral services for Alton E. Winckler of Avon will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28 at Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp, officiated by Rev. Greg Way and Rev. Travis Winckler. Organist will be Ruby Dewald. Interment will follow in Frieden’s Cemetery.
Casketbearers are Darren Hakl, Douglas Hakl, Ethan Schulte, Andrew Van Zee, Travis Winckler, Don Woehl and Terry Wootten. Online condolences may be sent at www.goglinfh.com.
Alton Edgar Winckler was born January 14, 1937 near Avon, South Dakota to Philip and Ida (Stoebner) Winckler. He was baptized May 6, 1937 at Neuburg Congregational Church and confirmed June 11, 1950 by Rev. R.W. Rieger, also at the Neuburg Congregational Church. He attended Dewald Country School near Avon through the 8th grade. He served with the South Dakota National Guard. Alton was united in marriage to Delores Delzer on January 13, 1961 at the Congregational Church in Kaylor. He was a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church, where he served on the Consistory, the Foundation, and as Treasurer. Alton passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, having attained the age of 74 years.
Alton’s memory will be cherished by his wife, Delores, of Avon; six children: Kimberly Winckler of Sioux Falls, Lori (Nick) Schulte of Sioux Falls, Lisa (Kevin) Van Zee of Hayti, Susan (Dean) Baumberger of Colton, David Winckler of Avon, and Paul (Laura) Winckler of St. Louis, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren: Travis (Emily) Winckler, Ethan and Austin Schulte, Andrew (Katy) and Ashley Van Zee, Callie, Evan, Aden, Josie and Jaxon Baumberger, and Benjamin, Emily, and Caleb Winckler; and two sisters: Goldie Winckler of Tyndall and Rosaline (Richard) Wootton of Yankton.
In addition to his parents, Philip and Ida Winckler, Alton was preceded in death by an infant brother, Melvin.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
March 28, 2011