Van Winkle, William E.

William E. Van Winkle, 69, of Galesburg, died early Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at home.
Bill was born November 27, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Virgil V. and Barbara E. (Dugan) Van Winkle. Bill married Nancy Bearden. She preceded him in death on January 16, 2009. Bill is survived by his father Virgil of Knoxville; one son, Mike of Galesburg; two daughters, Lori Michelle (Phillip) King of Springfield and Brandie (Jerry) Lair of Alexis; one sister, Karen Fograscher of Peoria; six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Bill was preceded in death by his mother and one son, William Lee Van Winkle on August 18, 2018.
Bill worked at the US Post Office as a sorter for several years. He was an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago Bears. He was an avid listener to music and cherished his dogs Amos and Andy.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services have been held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Online expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at