Malcolm D. Winkler, 93, of Delavan passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
He was born July 31, 1927 in Peoria to Dewey A. and Nora C. Hagemeyer Winkler. He married Joy Ray on September 10, 1950 in Delavan, and she survives.
Also surviving are four children, Michael (Patsy) Winkler, Jan Winkler (Gail Strunk), Tim (Connie) Winkler and Karen (Robert) Valouche, all of Delavan; one sister, Joyce Culbertson of Delavan; five grandchildren, Michelle (Marc), Tara (Rich), Adam, Cory, and Kelsey; eight great grandchildren, Dylan, Trace, Cole, Emma, Tori, Tanner, Nora, and Anna; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Bridget Winkler.
Malcolm graduated from Delavan High School and farmed with his father, Dewey for forty years and continued with his son, Tim for another 25 years.
He was a founding member of Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan, where he held numerous leadership positions for over 50 years. He worked with Constitution Convention for the State of Illinois in the 1960’s, was a member of Mackinaw Valley Improvement Association for 20 years, served on the ABSCO Board, member of Tazewell County Service Board for 33 years and served as president for 18 years, Tazewell County Farm Bureau member for nine years, and served on the Delavan School Board for nine years, where he was president for five years.
Malcolm’s faith, family, and friends were most important to him, but also the farm life which he was raised was a big part of who he was.
Due to the pandemic, a private family funeral will be 10:30 am Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan. Pastor David Jacob will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is handling the arrangements. The funeral can be viewed live on Davis-Oswald Facebook page.
Memorials may be to Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan.
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