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Gerald L. Winschel

Gerald  L.  Winschel, 69, of Waterloo, IL, died June 10, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. He was born September 2, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He is survived by children Brian (Carol) Winschel, Michael Winschel and Gina Jennings, Catherine (Adam) Reed, Kevin (Jennifer) Winschel, Kelley Winschel and Demarcus Anderson, and Daniel Winschel; grandchildren Andrew, Luke, Zachary, Abigayle, Laura, and Samuel Winschel, Gabriel and Sarah Winschel, Jacob, William, and Grant Reed, Bradyn, Emma, and Jack Winschel; sisters and brothers Norma (Don) Rahm, Ann Winschel, Connie (Jeff) Bafaro, Ken (Susie) Winschel and Sharon (Jim) Wells; aunts; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Gerald is preceded in death by his wife Barbara A. Winschel; parents Norbert and Frances (nee Meyer) Winschel; and sister Cindy Kobermann; mother-in-law Catherine Burke

He was a member of  SS Peter and Paul Church, US Army Veteran, and retired from AT&T.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
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A private Funeral Mass will be held.

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Brian and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss and have been thinking of you. I hope that being together with your family and friends during this time will be a help and comfort to you.
All the best,
Gina Acker

Gina Acker Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dearest Winschel family,
Please accept the condolences of the Watkins family for your loss of Gerald. He must have been a fantastic father, as his son Brian, is a wholesome, intelligent, and caring co-worker and friend.

Craig, Erin, Charles, and Edison Watkins Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere thoughts and prayers to the Winschel family in the loss of father.

marymosir@gmail.com Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

On behalf of the members of the Telephone Employees Amateur Radio Club, we offer our sincere condolences to Gerald's family. Gerald joined the club 24 years ago and it was always a pleasure to chat with him on the radio or telephone.

Wayne (and Jeanine) Ashwell
Club president

Wayne Ashwell Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Jerry at AT&T at the Lemay Ferry building in South County. He had a kind soul and was very helpful in teaching me skills to due my job as a Communication Technician. I hope Jerry had a great retirement. May God be with his family during this time grieving.

Jane Wood Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM