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Roy Winkenwerder

1912 - 2004


Roy W. Winkenwerder, 92, of Milwaukee, formerly of Watertown, died suddenly on Oct. 14, 2004, at Alexian Village Square in Milwaukee.


Funeral was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown with the Rev. Stephen Savides of First Congregational Church and the Rev. Karl Schmidt of Fox Point Congregational Church officiating.


Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.


The Hafemeister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Roy was born Sept. 19, 1912, in Watertown, son of William and Laura (Lehmann) Winkenwerder. He married the former Pauline Prebil on April 6, 1940, in Watertown. She preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2000.


Roy had lived in Watertown for 80 years. He had been a mail carrier for 36 years. He was a lifelong member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and served at various times and repeatedly as trustee, deacon, usher, choir member, performing janitorial duties and was an all around Good Samaritan.


Roy enjoyed bowling, baseball, the Packers and most of all, playing sheepshead. He was always available to help friends and family in need.


Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Dr. Henry) Gale of Milwaukee and Mary (Gary) Peterson of Pewaukee. He will be missed by his three grandchildren, Michael, Scott (Linda) and Ellen Podolske.


He was further preceded in death by his parents; a twin sister, Alice Schwarts-Griffin; and an older sister, Ruth Benzel.




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