Aaron WincklerAaron joined the angels on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Med Center One, Bismarck, surrounded by his family after an amazing battle with cancer.
Aaron joined the angels on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Med Center One, Bismarck, surrounded by his family after an amazing battle with cancer.
Aaron Paul Winckler was born July 22, 1932 at Bluegrass, ND, the son of John and Katie (Nagel) Winckler. He grew up and attended the Bluegrass School. As a young man, he worked construction on the Garrison Dam in 1950 and PV Elevator in Hebron in 1952. Aaron worked at the Hebron Brickyard from 1953 to 1955. On October 1, 1954 Aaron was married to Ruth Swoboda at Hebron. To this union, Daryl, Sandra, Marsha and SusAnn were born. They moved to the family farm and operated it for the next 25 years. In 1978 Aaron started Winckler Trucking and operated it until 2001. His son still operates it today. After retiring, they continued to make New Salem their home.
Aaron was an adored husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He lit up the room with his smile whenever he saw each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His interests were collecting toy cars and toy tractors until he moved on to bigger and better things - antique tractors, which he restored personally. Aaron especially enjoyed spending quality time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of New Salem; a son, Daryl (Brenda) Winckler, New Salem, ND and their children: Tracy (Mat) Hulberg and Tanner Winckler; three daughters: Sandra (Don) Nagle, Grand Forks, ND and their children: Erin and Alyssa Nagle; Marsha (Greg) Dupre', Minot, ND and their children: Justin and Jordan Dupre'; SusAnn (Anthony) Bachler, Almont, ND and their daughter, Alexis Bachler; two brothers: Albert (Esther) Winckler, New Salem, ND and Garmon (Janice) Winckler, Mandan, ND; four sisters: Hilda Peltz, Glen Ullin, ND, Gertrude Unruh, Victor, MT, Edna Wetzel, Glen Ullin, ND and Doris (Fred) Voegele, Tacoma, WA; two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Reuben Winckler and an infant, Edwin and a sister, Erna Unruh.
Funeral Services for Aaron Winckler, 78 of New Salem will be 11:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Peace Church in New Salem with Pastor Joshua Eddy, officiating.
Burial will follow at Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. CDT at Spangelo-Stevenson Funeral Home, Glen Ullin. Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to service at Peace Church, New Salem.
Memorials may be given to Peace Church, New Salem.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com
Spangelo-Stevenson Funeral Home, Glen Ullin