The funeral service for Marvin O. Winkler, 80, of Aberdeen and formerly Roscoe, is 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 915 S. Dakota Street, Aberdeen, with Rev. D.T. Rawerts officiating.
Interment in Morningside Cemetery, Roscoe.
Visitation is 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Gramm Funeral Home, US Highway 12, in Ipswich with Marvin's family present from 4-6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Marvin was born January 23, 1929 to Oscar and Katharina (Buechler) Winkler on a far southwest of Roscoe in Cloyd Valley Township. He was raised on the farm and attended country school. Following his schooling he remained on the farm helping his father.
Marvin married Viola S. Schumacher on October 3, 1948. They made their home on a farm 5 ½ miles west of Roscoe. Together, they raised their family and farmed for 58 years.
Marvin and Viola enjoyed the beauty of a simple life together. His love of farming and his caring ways were the center of his life. Marvin was always giving of himself for the benefit of others. He spent some of his free time helping to unload rail cars in Roscoe to gain a little extra money for his family. He also dug many graves by hand at Morningside Cemetery.
However it was time spent with family that he cherished the most. He and Viola enjoyed fishing excursions to the Missouri River and Mina Lake. He loved to share stories with everyone about his family and their lives.
Marvin died Tuesday, March 23, 2009 with family at his side at Manorcare in Aberdeen.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Viola, of Aberdeen; daughters, Linda (Gaylan) Lang of Aberdeen and Cynthia Geier of Peoria, AZ; two granddaughters, Alisa (Dustan) Burgad and Sarah (James) Steffen; one sister, Arlene (Tom) Oban of Douglas, WY and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Alton Schnabel.
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