Walter S. Winkler

American FlagWalter S. Winkler, age 93, of La Grange Park passed away on March 26, 2017, WW II Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Winkler, nee Okopski; loving father of Vincent (Joan) Winkler, John (Paula) Winkler, Thomas (Kathleen) Winkler, Warren (Laura) Winkler, Sheila (Jonathan) Genson and Dennis (Marisa) Winkler; proud grandfather of Diana (Ryan) Curtis, Shannon (Oscar) Alfaro, Stephen (Mindy) Winkler, Kathryn (Adam) Bauer, David (Lisa) Winkler, Meghan Winkler, Emily Winkler, Bradley Winkler, Amanda Winkler, Abby (Ryan) Collett, Thomas Genson and Savannah Winkler; great-grandfather of Hailey Alfaro, Aubrey Alfaro, Olivia Curtis, Jude Collett and Grace Winkler; fond brother of Stanley (the late Helen) Winkler, Genevieve (the late Edward) Grucella and Mary (Don) Kahnt. Volunteer fireman in La Grange Park for 25 Years. A founding parishioner of St. Louise de Marillac Parish. Visitation Thursday, March 30, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Paul Zimmermann condolence:


    I am so sorry to hear of your and your family’s loss. You are in my thoughts.

    Paul Zimmermann

  2. Jonathan Shack condolence:

    I am very sorry for your loss. You are in Heather’s and my thoughts. May the love and support of your family help you through this difficult time.

  3. John and Anne Chadwick condolence:

    We are sadden to hear the passing of Mr. Winkler on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Mr. Winkler and Mrs. Winkler were good friends of my late parents Eugene and Marie Chadwick. It is hard to say good-bye to such a fine person and a great neighbor. Our prayers are with the family during this sorrowful time.

  4. Ronald Lizik condolence:

    Cindy, Daniel and I want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

    Ronald, Cindy and Daniel Lizik

  5. Doreen Krzyzanowski condolence:

    So very sorry for the passing of Walter. Such a wonderful husband and father he seemed to be. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. Just know that he is still with you in spirit and wishes you to continue on joyfully with your life until we are all reunited. Rejoice in his long, loving and successful life!
    My deepest condolences.

  6. The Schleitwiler Family condolence:

    We were sad to learn about Wally’s passing. You were blessed to have him for so long. He was a very nice neighbor and a good conversationist.

  7. Marilyn Lindberg condolence:

    We are so very sorry. We have so many happy memories of time spent together and our Dads sharing stories. He will be missed but leaves a wonderful legacy in the family that he was extremely proud of. Take care of each other, now and always.

  8. Deb Gruber condolence:

    So sorry for your families loss, my deepest condolances to you all

  9. Sree & Satheesh condolence:

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

  10. Lisa Rimas condolence:

    The Rimas family sends our deepest condolences to you and your family as you move through your fathers transition. May the connection to beautiful loving memories bring you strength and peace through the upcoming days and years to come. You’re all in our thoughts.
    RIP Mr. Winkler.
    Forever connected….
    Love and Light xoxo

  11. Gina Beard & Lisa Bjork condolence:

    Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to the Winkler family.

  12. Renata Bzdyk condolence:

    The Bzdyk family sends deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. La Grange American Legion Post condolence:

    The members of The American Legion Post 1941 in La Grange wish to offer our condolences to Walter’s family. We are losing our WWII veterans at a decreasing rate because there are fewer and fewer of them left with every passing day. So sad. The “Greatest Generation” for certain. Walter’s name, dates and branch of service will be engraved on a plaque added to the wall of heroes in the lobby of our Post Home. Thanks for your service Walter, you will be missed by your veteran brothers and sisters.

  14. Zane and Joan Smith condolence:

    Sheila, Tom and Dennis, Our thoughts and prayers to the Winkler Family during this difficult time.

  15. Paul and Mona Sykora condolence:

    Dear Joan and Vince, Please accept our sympathy. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time for you and your family.

  16. Mark and Renee Bauer condolence:

    We are so very saddened to hear of your loss. What a very warm and wonderful man he was. He was very proud of his family as well he should be. We have so many fond memories of him that we will hold dear in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Grandma Winkler and the whole family at this very difficult time.

  17. Marlene Miller condolence:

    Warren So sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers being sent to you and the Winkler family.

  18. Michael Sheehan condolence:

    To the entire Winkler Family,
    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Walter. We lived down the street years ago and enjoyed talking with Walter and Mary Ann. Thank you for your service to the country and to the La Grange Park Fire Department!

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