Henry W. Winklmeier 1929 - 2010 Lawrence
Memorial services for Henry W. (Heinrich) Winklmeier, 80, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at his home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Munich, Germany, the son of Heinrich and Elisabeth Mueckl Winklmeier.
He was 24 when he moved to Lawrence from Germany to join his sister, Maria, and her husband, Bob Rood, in 1954.
In 1955, Mr. Winklmeier was drafted into the U.S. Army. He completed his training in Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Bliss, Texas. He served 16 months in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he met his future wife, Rosemarie. After his active duty, he moved back to Lawrence, where he served for four years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He worked for 30 years as an instrument operator at Farmland Industries in Lawrence. He retired in 1989.
Mr. Winklmeier was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He loved and enjoyed his dog, Benny.
He married Rosemarie Grosse on May 14, 1957, in Wiesbaden. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Black and husband Jeff, Lawrence, and Laurie Lassley and husband Scott, Wichita; a son, Donald, Lawrence; a sister, Maria Rood, Lawrence; a brother-in-law, Manfred Grosse and wife Hannelore, Weinmar, Germany; and five grandchildren, Emily, Adriane and Rosemary Black, and Logan and Abbey Lassley.
The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, or to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.