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Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Barbara A. Winschel

Barbara A. Winschel, nee Burke, 64, of Waterloo, IL, died April 28, 2017, in Waterloo, IL. She was born November 19, 1952, in St. Louis, MO.

    She is survived by her husband Gerald Lee Winschel; children Brian (Carol) Winschel, Michael Winschel, Catherine (Adam) Reed, Kevin (Jennifer) Winschel, Kelley Winschel, & Daniel Winschel; grandchildren Andrew, Luke, Zachary, Abigayle, Laura, & Samuel Winschel, Gabriel & Sarah Winschel, Jacob, William, & Grant Reed, Bradyn, Emma, & Jack Winschel; mother-in-law Frances Winschel; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her mother Catherine (nee Hannegan) Burke and 1 grandchild.

    Barbara was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church, Mary and Martha Society, Funeral Lunch Ladies, and weekly Mass Group at Oak Hill.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

    4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    8 AM until 9:30 AM Thursday 

Funeral Mass:
    10 AM Thursday, May 4, 2017 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
        Rev. Sebastian Ukoh, C.M. officiating
    Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 1:45 PM in St. Louis, MO

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Barb's positive attitude and joy was a distinguishing characteristic all her life. After knowing her as an only child and envying how her mother had time and energy to do cool things with our Brownie troop, it was doubly fun to encounter her at reunions and hear her tell with great excitement about all her children and grandchildren. I know your loss is very great, but surely she is now free of pain and experiencing even greater joy! May God bless all of you as you grieve as your loss is great!

Gwen Miller Hall May 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Jerry & family,
I wanted to extend to each of you my deepest sympathy and condolences at the death of your wife and mother. I have no words that would fully express my feelings of deep sorrow and pain you must be feeling at this time.
I know for myself, I've lost a very good friend. Barb and I go back almost 47 years. We met at Cor Jesu on the first day of school when we were both Freshman. We were never on the same classes all through high school but have remained friends all these years. I hold so many memories of our shared lunch times and weekly outings during our summers. Weekly we would attend the shows at the Muny-- she had the car and I had the tickets. She was s few months older than me and was able to get her lience before me. Even when I could drive, I didn't always have a car because I had to share it with four of my sisters.
After I entered the convent, we could not write all the time, but Barb always wrote me. Every holiday she'd send me a card and would tell me so much about your family. Every summer when I woul come home to visit my family we always made it a point to get together for lunch or dinner. Most of the time we would spend hours just catching up on everything!
The last time I did this was last August. We had planned to get together again in January, but because of my shoulder surgery (from slipping on the ice on December 26), my travel plant had to be canceled.
I didn't keep contact with any one else from Highschool except Barb. She was a true friend and s treasure. We never had to explain anything to each other because we knew each other so well. She will be greatly missed by so many people!
I'm comforted by the promises of Jesus and by the word of the funeral liturgy: For us, life is changed not ended. We believe this because of Jesus himself had conquered death.
I know that Barb is still with us just on a different way.
Know that each of you continue to hold a very special place in my heart and always in my prayers. Thank you for sharing the daily up date so that o would know how she was doing. I so appreciated this as o felt o was able to share somewhat of her last weeks with you and your family.
May Jesus continue to be with each of you in the days and months ahead. May he truly be your comfort.
With love and many prayers, Barb's best friend, Jeanne (Sister Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar, ASCJ)

Sister Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar May 3 2017 12:00 AM


We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Jay and Julie Imming May 2 2017 12:00 AM

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Dearest Barb, my friend, my coworker may you rest in eternal peace with our Lord. Sympathy and love to her wonderful family, I have heard so many wonderful things about you all. Barb was truly one of the best Nurses that I had the pleasure to work with. May God's love comfort you.

Expression of Sympathy May 2 2017 12:00 AM

God Bless Your Family <3
I went to. OLS grade school with Barb, she always had such a bubbly personality and a contagious laugh! May God Grant her peace.

Sandy Mantia

St. LOUIS, MO May 2 2017 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of Barb's death. I went to Our Lady of Sorrows grade school with her many years ago. I remember her beautiful blue eyes and pink complexion, and she was very nice to me. It was the rage back then for the girls to make fur balls of strands from our mohair sweaters (sounds crazy, doesn't it?), and Barb and I did this with our sweaters together.

I see that she was blessed with a large family and many grandchildren, and I am happy for her. I am so sorry for your loss, Gerald, and for your children's loss. I will pray for her and for your family, too.

Clare Dunsford May 1 2017 12:00 AM

I want to extend my sympathy on the passing of Barb. I went to grade school with her and know what a kind and caring person she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Steck Brennan May 1 2017 12:00 AM

Barb was a friend at Cor Jesu. She was such a sweet person...always kind. We all made great friendships in high school. I was happy to see your mom at one of our reunions. She and the entire family will be in my prayers. Sad to hear of her loss.
Shelly Martin DeVous

St. Louis May 1 2017 12:00 AM

Barb and I were classmates at Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to her family. I have wonderful memories of Barb. May she Rest In Peace.

Kathryn Hay Walker May 1 2017 12:00 AM

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