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Winkler, Richard William "Duke"
Richard William "Duke" Winkler, JR 74, of 1351 Carl Sandburg Dr. Galesburg died at 6:22 PM Saturday December 12, 2009 at his home.

He was born January 26, 1935 in Peoria IL the son of Richard William and Una Margaret Owen Winkler SR.

He is survived by two sons Richard Lee (Shelley) Winkler and John Arthur (Amy) Winkler both of Galesburg; a daughter Loretta Lynn (Greg) Miller of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a brother James Allen Winkler of Henderson, IL; a sister Sandra Bertelsen of Alexis, IL; five grandchildren, one great grandchild and nine nieces and nephews.

He owned and operated the family owned Winkler Standard Oil Station from 1957-1976. He has lived in Wisconsin and also Galesburg since 1957. He attended high school in Waterford WI. He was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a major college sports advocate and could accurately predict most major sporting events.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 PM Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Greg Fitch will officiate. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 PM Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for them to distribute to various organizations. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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