Ernest Helmut Winkler
April 22, 1921 – February 3, 2019
Ernest Helmut Winkler 97, of Temple, Texas passed away February 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on April 22, 1921 in Loebau, Texas to Oscar and Anna Winkler.
Ernest served in the US Army Corps of Engineers serving in WWII, Battle of the Bulge. He married Lillian Winkler on February 24, 1946 celebrating 71 years of marriage together. He was a successful business owner and operator of Winkler Auto Parts and Repair in Port Arthur, TX. Ernest and Lillian moved to Temple in 1984.
He is survived by his sons, Larry, Dennis and daughter Kathy, brothers, Sam and Norman, grandchildren, John, Lori and Jennifer, Great-grandchildren, Madison, Luke, Lillian and Caleb.
Ernest is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian Winkler, parents, Oscar and Anna Winkler, sister, Annie, brothers, Robert, Gus, Paul, Adolf, George, Fred, Rudy and Winfred.
Visitation will be held on from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple. Funeral Services will be held 11:00am, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Temple. Burial will follow at 1:30pm at Bellwood Cemetery.
- Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019
- Burial Wednesday, February 6, 2019