Fayola N. ‘Fay’ Winkler, 95, Phoenix, Ariz.April 10, 2019
Fayola N. ‘Fay’ Winkler, 95, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Dale, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Chateaux Arcadia Assisted Living.
Fay was born at the family farm in Dale, Indiana, on December 24, 1923, to Amos and Anna (Brooner) Weitkamp. She married Charles (Bill) Winkler on June 20, 1943, at the Dale Presbyterian Church.
Fay was a homemaker who loved cooking, baking, keeping her home immaculate despite six children, and loved working outdoors in the yard and flowers. Fay loved to spend time with her family and was active in her children’s lives. She was a sports fan, following baseball, golf and tennis.
She was a lifelong member of the Dale Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Dale Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star.
During World War II, she worked several jobs to support the USA, one of which was at Chrysler as a bullet inspector.
Fay is survived by her six children, Bill (Mari) of Tucson, Arizona, Carter (Suzy) of Phoenix, Arizona, Carole (Steve) Alsman of Holland, Indiana, Donna Rhoades of Dale, Indiana, Steve (Beverly) Green, and Jerry (Tiffany) of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one stepgrandchild; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-stepgrandchild.
Preceding her in death, besides her parents and husband, were her brother, Ray Weitkamp; a son-in-law, Randy Rhoades; and one grandchild in infancy, Scott Winkler.
There will be no visitation. Private graveside services led by Rev. Dr. Martha FrizLanger will be held at a future date at the Dale Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to her daughter, Carole Alsman, 6526 W. Holland Road E, Holland, IN 47542, and will be shared with the siblings. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale Presbyterian Church.
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