Delmer John Winkelman, 86, Foley

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Delmer John Winkelman, 86, Foley

Oct. 28, 1931-Feb. 18, 2018

Delmer Winkelman, 86, of Foley, died Sunday, Feb. 18 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. His funeral was held Feb. 21 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated. Burial with full military honors by American Legion Post 298 of Foley will be in the parish cemetery.

Winkelman was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Benton County, Minnesota to Walter and Frances (Kieke) Winkelman. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. After the service, he worked on the coal ships on the Great Lakes. On May 11, 1955, he married Mary Ann Lamkin at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Delmer farmed all of his life in Benton County, retiring in 2014. He sold seed corn for P.A.G. for many years and also worked for the high-line company installing power poles. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm, past president of Glendorado Township Board, Knights of Columbus Council 12519 of Duelm, VFW Post 4847 and American Legion Post 298 of Foley. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards and cribbage with the coffee clutch group in Santiago, and especially enjoyed time with his family.

Survivors include the following: his children: Mike of St. Cloud, Randy (Rhonda) of Foley, Cindy (Joe) Panek of Foley, Brenda (Dave) Olson of Glenwood, Pat of Foley, Joyce Runo of Cambridge, Mark (Carmen) of Pensacola, Fla, Ron (Stephanie) of Cambridge, Lee of Paynesville, and Karen (Jason) Longhenry of Sartell; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Rosie Neutgens of St. Cloud and Marge (Marcel) Gadacz of Hillman; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Sherri Seppelt; grandson, Todd Seppelt; granddaughters: Bryana Delcastillo and Sadie Jo Winkelman; infant great-grandchildren: Lexis, Lucas and Adriel; brothers: Melvin, Earl and Harvey; sister, Corrine Rawl; and two infant sisters.

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