CLYDE D. WINKLERClyde D. Winkler, 98, formerly of St. Anne's residence, Duluth, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center, Duluth.
CLYDE D. WINKLER
Clyde D. Winkler, 98, formerly of St. Anne's residence, Duluth, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center, Duluth.
Clyde was born Feb. 6, 1914, in Duluth, the son of Albert and Clara (Tangent) Winkler. He became an Eagle Scout, graduated from Central High School in 1933, and attended trade school. Clyde worked as a welder for many crafts, working on construction of the Blatnik Bridge, the Port Terminal, and nearly every taconite company on the Iron Range and North Shore. Clyde also taught welding at trade school for several years and ran a fabrication business for many years. He also worked in many different crafts for the D.M. & I.R. railway, retiring in 1979 after 28 years of service.
Clyde married Mary Pogorelec and together they raised two children, David and Richard. He and Mary "Mitz" loved to travel out west and did so until his wife's illness. Clyde spent a lot of time caring for his wife during her illness.
Clyde was a member of St. Anthony's and St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Churches.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Clara; his brother, Waldemare "Wink"; sister Alberta "June"; wife Mary "Mitz"; and his son, David, in 2005.
Clyde is survived by his son, Richard "Dick" (Diane), of Duluth, and four grandchildren.
Family members wish to express deepest appreciation to the staff and residents of St. Ann's residence and Chris Jensen, who made the years of his life after his wife's passing fun, interesting, and very social.
VISITATION: 1 until the 2 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, Oct. 31, in St. John's Catholic Church, 3 W. Chisholm St., Duluth. Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, (218) 727-3555.
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