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Private Interment

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel

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Private Services

Marion Cemetery

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Visitation with the Family

McGill Cemetery
Sunday December 27th, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Doris J. Winkler

Doris' life began on May 21, 1943 on the way to the Marion hospital from Lincolnville. She was the daughter of William and Grace (Nienstedt) Richmond.  Doris was a 1961 graduate of Centre High School. She was united in marriage to Gene Winkler on August 12, 1961 and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage together.  Doris began working for the Marion County Research and Extension office in 1962 and continued at the Extension Office for the next 55 years. Doris enjoyed travelling with Gene on their motorcycle all over the United States and on bus tours. She enjoyed serving the community through her work at the Marion County Food Bank and volunteering at the Marion Senior Center. Doris was an active parishioner at Holy Family Parish in Marion volunteering with the Altar Society and giving of her time in the office. She and Gene also provided cleaning services for several area businesses. 

Doris' loving family includes her husband Gene of Marion, children Bruce Winkler and Sherri Hess, both of Marion; grandchildren Macy (Jacob) Harper, Kelli (Bryant) Brunner, Erika Hess, Jake Hess, and Averi Thornhill; and great-grandchild Tatum Harper, all of Marion. Doris passed away on December 25, 2020 at the Newton Medical Center.  She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings. 

Her family will gather with friends on Sunday December 27th from 2- 5 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.  Her private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday led by Father Brian Bebak. Doris will be laid to rest in Marion Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Marion County Food Bank.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Doris at www.ymzfh.com.

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My memories of Doris are from when I was in 4-H. She knew everything about record books and where to find information. Then I was privileged to work one summer as a 4-H intern. That's when I really got to know her. She was funny and passionate about her work and family. She was fun and I was glad I got to know her better. My sympathies to her family.

Becky Kleiber Routh Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

A lovely lady and beautiful soul. She will be missed greatly. My prayers to the family.

Rafael and Kathy Noriega Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Gene, Bruce and Sherry and all of your family. Doris had a smile and kind word for all she knew. Doris, Linda & I were friends from 9th grade on.
She will be missed by all that knew her.

Rita Urbanek Taylor Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Doris grew up across the street in Lincolnville from me. She would get comic books & share them with my sister & me. It was so exciting to get those comic books. Doris was a lovely lady & she will be missed by many. Prayers for her family.

Debbie Gillett Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Take time to grieve. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Ann Carr Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

To Gene and family our condolences! She was a great lady!

Steve and Janelle Riedy Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Winkler

Carole Sklenar Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Doris was such a sweet lady. I saw her most days when I was working at the courthouse. So would always have a smile on her face. She will greatly be missed by many. My prayers for Gene, Bruce and Sherri and family. May you feel Gods comfort during this difficult time.

Kerry Toews

Kerry Toews Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Gene, Bruce, Sherry & family. We want to send our sympathy & love to you. Doris was a great friend. Will miss her. God bless you all.

Robert and Bonnie Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

So many great memories of working with Doris. I worked at the Saline County Extension Office for 45 years. I so enjoyed the trainings that we were able to be together at for our work. If there was ever a question I had about anything, I would call Doris. She always knew the answer! Sending my deepest sympathy to her family! GodBless Doris and her family, Candy Langley, Salina.

Candy Langley Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

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