Mildred C. Van Winkle, 85, Ferdinand

Mildred C. Van Winkle, 85, of Ferdinand, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Mildred was born January 8, 1935, in Siberia to Henry and Elizabeth (Moog) Ernst. She married Harold Van Winkle on June 26, 1954, in St. Meinrad Archabby Church.

She was a 1953 graduate of Bristow High School.

Mildred worked at Masterbrand and was a former Co-Owner of Van Winkle Sporting Goods. She was retired from CVS.

Mildred enjoyed painting ceramics, baking, sewing and quilting.

She was a member of Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church and the Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Auxiliary.

Mildred is survived by her husband, Harold, of Ferdinand; three sons, Gary (Rhonda) Van Winkle and Don (Sue Ann) Van Winkle, both of Bretzville, and Ken (Sara) Van Winkle of Santa Claus; two daughters, Debbi (Daniel) Nord and Pam (Albert ) Kluemper, both of Ferdinand; and 18 grandchildren, Chad (Brandy) Nord, Brandon Nord, Whitney (Jonathan) Holmes, Bryce (Jessa) Nord, Stephanie (Jacob) Van Winkle, Reece (Brittany) Van Winkle, Casey (Lacey) Van Winkle, Carmen (Bailey) Van Winkle, Cody (Kayla) Van Winkle, Preston Van Winkle, Cameron Van Winkle, Lucas (Jennifer) Kluemper, Taylor (Mathew) Scherzer, Kelly Van Winkle, Victoria (Miles) Van Winkle, Chelsea Pior, Allison (Craig) Berry and Katelyn (Jason) Weber.

Mildred was preceded in death by a sister, Valeria Brownlow; and a brother, Eugene Ernst.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m. in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and also on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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