Clara Winkler

  • Born: June 3, 1934
  • Died: October 5, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Clara Mae Winkler, age 82, of Raisin Twp., died on October 5, 2016, at Lenawee County Medical Care Facility in Adrian. .
She was born on June 3, 1934 to Otto and Sarah Jane (Regar) Morgan. Clara married the love of her life, Donald Winkler on October 20, 1951 in Shelbina, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2012. They were married 62 years. In 1965 Clara and Donald moved to the Tecumseh area.
She worked at Peerless Gear in Clinton, Michigan for many years. She was frequently reprimanded for laughing and "generally having too much fun" with her friends in the workplace.
In retirement she began gardening competitively. She was determined to have the greenest lawn in three counties. She was seen riding her big red mower 2-3 times per week. She set a high bar for the neighbors.

Clara, he is survived by her children, Clarice Winkler of Lansing, D. Jeffrey (Jill) Winkler of Wellsboro, PA, Gregory (Lisa) Winkler of Adrian, Paula (Dan) Shaffer of Tecumseh, Marty (Chelly) Winkler of Dublin, CA, Scott (Crystal) Winkler of Adrian; nine grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, who are all above average. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Donald. She will be missed for her humor, wit and tenacity.

Funeral services will be held at on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Noon at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, Michigan with Fr. Tom Helfrich officiating. Visitation will be held before the service on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, in lieu of flowers. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Greg,Lisa,Scotty,and families our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.
Cherishes the Memories you had with her. and my she rest in peace with the love of her life.

Posted by Jerry, Sherrie Hill - Saline, MI - Friend   October 12, 2016

Clara and Don were two of the best neighbors anyone could have. I have many fond memories of the good times we had with them and you kids when Dick and I lived on Shady Lane. My sincerest condolences to all of you.

Posted by Sandy (Schultz) Grilley - ND   October 11, 2016

I'm really going to miss my wonderful neighbor Clara :-) I'll do my best to keep my grass green for her !

Posted by Gus Murphy - Neighbor   October 08, 2016

Clarice, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Mimi Hoben - Oswego, NY   October 08, 2016

Thoughts and prayers for all of you! So sorry for your loss. She was a saint for putting up with us as teenagers :)

Posted by Tom Schwartz - Sterling Heights, MI - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

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