Mary Winkels, 83

Published 10:50 am Monday, November 7, 2016

Mary Winkels, 83

Mary Winkels, 83

Mary Winkels, 83, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society-Comforcare in Austin, Minnesota.

Mary Carey was born on July 4, 1933, in Austin, to Horace and Cecelia (Thome) Carey. She graduated from Columbus High School (Pacelli High School) in Austin. On Sept. 20, 1956, Mary married Marvin Winkels at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin and together they farmed in the Le Roy area. Mary enjoyed reading, spending time with her grandchildren and expressed her caring and concern by always sending cards and notes to those she cared about. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, was a member of the altar society and also taught CCD classes for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin of LeRoy; five boys, David Winkels of Rochester, Minnesota, Joe (Patti) Winkels of Kasson, Minnesota, Michael (Kathy) Winkels of Rochester, John (Barb) Winkels of Alden, Iowa, and Tom Winkels of Riceville, Iowa; her daughter, Maria (Todd) Ladwig of Earlham, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; three great -grandchildren; three sisters, Charlene Young of Austin, Rose Mary (Keith) Price of Rose Creek, Minnesota, and Cecelia (Tom) Winjum of Albert Lea, Minnesota; and her brother David (Mary) Carey of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

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Preceding Mary in death were her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Wildwood Grove in LeRoy.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy, with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating.  Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy with a rosary being recited at 5.p.m. Visitation will continue for an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Arrangements are by Hindt Funeral Homes, Le Roy. Condolences may be left at