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Raymond Winkelmann

In Loving Memory

Winkelmann, Raymond A.

August 3, 1942 - August 25, 2023


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Friday August 25, 2023.

Beloved husband for 57 years of Judith Winkelmann; loving father of Ginny, Paul (Gayna) and Mark (Janet) Winkelmann; dear grandfather of Christina, Madelyn, Katie, Benjamin, Lily, Lucy, Mila, Zach, Nikki and Hannah; dear brother of Ed (Georgene) Winkelmann, Rosemary (Per) Andersen, John (Kismet) and the late Joe Winkelmann; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Services: Visitation at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church  (17 Joy Ave. 63119), Friday September 1,  9:00 AM until funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Interment JB National Cemtery. Memorials to Tunnels for Towers Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital appreciated. A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.




19 thoughts on “Winkelmann, Raymond A.”

  1. Condolences to the Winkelman family. Ray will be sorely missed by the Holy Redeemer community. Prayers for all of your family whom he loved so much.

  2. I’m very sad to hear about Ray passing. We worked together at IBM for several years.

    A great guy and always would smile even if the jokes weren’t very good. I will always remember his smile. A great friend.

  3. Ray was my longtime friend and an all-around great guy, a wonderful father and grandfather and we all loved him! I’m going to really miss him.

  4. Ray was one of the finest people I ever met, just an all-around great guy. Hugs and prayers for Judy, and the entire Winklemann family.

  5. JUDY & FAMILY .. My condolences to you on the passing of your Husband & Father & Friend.

    Love is immortality. Love is one. Love is the whole. Love is an endless sea that you fall into. And once you fall into it, you can’t fall out.

    All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Your Father is gone from your sight, but never from your hearts because the love he shared, the memories he created, and the wisdom he imparted will forever remain alive in your hearts.

    May the cherished memories of your Dad, and the love of family, continue to surround you and give you strength in the days and years ahead. As you navigate through these days of grief, remember that the bond you shared is everlasting. Lean on each other for strength and find solace in the embrace of your family and friends.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you to assuage the grief of your family – BUT – Grief never ends .. it changes .. it’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of Faith – It’s the price of Love.

    May Raymond’s memory be eternal.

  6. Ray was my manager at IBM, but he was more of a life guidance coach. He taught not to sweat the small stuff and that everything would end up ok. He truly valued life values over work. A great guy whom I will always remember. Lately, I often thought of dropping in to see him, but regretfully never did. Even though I have not seen Ray in 35 or so years, I still remember him like yesterday. He was that touching.

  7. Ray was always a delight to be around. I loved hearing his stories about his naval service in Alaska. He will be sorely missed.

  8. Ray has been a part of most of our best memories over the years. He was our host at many casual gatherings at his home. Our happiest moments were spent at the lake with evening cruises at sunset. When someone like Ray goes missing from our lives, it is impossible for us not to think of him constantly.
    We already miss him terribly… Our sadness, but his Joy.

  9. Judy I am so happy that I got to join Ray and the other guys and their wives from IHM. It has been a special joy to join you for dinners and desserts. I always admired Ray’s smile and believe he will continue to smile on you and your family.

  10. Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Ray. I, like everyone who ever met him, liked Ray so much. He was such a kind man. He was a gentleman. He loved God, he loved his family, and he loved his country. Ray was a quiet man, but he could also be funny. He will be missed very much, by many.

  11. I have forgotten how many years I have know Ray,
    I have know his Judy since grade school.
    I fondly remember the numerous times we gathered to brake-bread, with joy and laughter.
    He was kind gentle, amiable, quiet, and a joy to be around. He loved God, family, country, friends, and life.
    He is missed very much, by many.
    I see myself as something far less than Raymond’s life of deeds and loving. Forgive me, I am envious of the kind remembrance and gracious words of the good people who were a part of his life, and legacy.

  12. Dear Judy and family, I have been praying for Ray since I heard of his last sickness but we have all known each other since before you were married. It’s been a blessed life of family sharing and great joy. We thank God that this man who said he was The bionic Man long ago has been with us this day. The final funeral mass prayer is: May the angels lead Ray into Paradise and may the martyrs come to welcome him on the way and with the poor man Lazarus, who is poor no longer, may he enjoy everlasting and and eternal life. Amen

  13. Judy,
    Although I don’t recall meeting Ray, I did enjoy his comments on the SSP e-mail chain.
    I am sorry for you and your family’s grief following the loss of Ray.
    Maureen Flanagan Pedrotti


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