December 4, 1933 - April 25, 2016

 

Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:30AM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta for Carol C. Winkelman, 82, of St. Augusta who passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Mark Stang will officate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 and one hour prior to services on Saturday all at the church. Parish prayers will be prayed at 6PM on Friday at the church in St. Augusta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Carol was born December 4, 1933 in St. Augusta to Mathias and Olivia (Gohman) Benoit. She married Myron Winkelman on July 31, 1958 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta.
Following their marriage the couple moved to Hoyt Lakes; in the early 60’s Carol and Myron moved back to the St. Cloud area where they purchased and owned the Crossroads Texaco Station. Carol worked as bookkeeper for the service station until it was sold in 1980. She then began working as a manager for U-HAUL and loved her customers dearly. Carol transferred locations from St. Cloud to Fargo, ND until her retirement in 1998. The couple then moved back to the area they called home; St. Augusta. She enjoyed family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving at her house and flying to Texas for Christmas. Carol was passionate about her grandchildren and enjoyed being involved in their lives. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, strong will, determination, and overall lasting impression.

Carol is survived by her children, Russ (Christine) of Afton, Eric (Patsy) of El Paso, TX, Ron (Marian) of El Paso, TX, Dawn of El Paso, TX, Joe of Rapid City, SD, Dale (Nicol) of Fargo, ND; sisters, Bernice (John) Stang of Luxemburg, Mary Mumm of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Tiffany, Brenna, Brad, Meghan, Nick, Tanner, Kayley, Kjersten, Ryan, Mason; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Myron; infant son, Dennis; grandson, Matthew; siblings, Pearl Grier, John, Math Jr. Art, and Jean Naegeli.