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Yvonne Winkler

Yvonne B. Winkler, 82, of Cavalier, ND passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services.

Yvonne B. Smith was born May 21, 1936 at Claremore, OK to Daile and Iva (Tyler) Smith. She grew up and attended school at Claremore, OK, where she graduated from high school. Yvonne then worked in Texas in an insurance office, it is there she met Reinhold “Reiny” Winkler. They were married on February 2, 1957 at Ellington Air Fore Base in Texas. After their marriage they moved to Cavalier. While in Cavalier she worked at Toby’s Grocery Store, Erickson Drug, C&R Sports, and the Jim Erickson Insurance Agency.

Things she enjoyed were reading, gardening, cooking, and birds.

She is survived by her children: Margaret Fay (Norm) Ragan, Lorri (Curtis) Sapa, Rebecca (Jim) Jeffords, all of Cavalier, Lisa (Wayne) Wells, Pembina, ND; grandchildren: Philip (Barb) Sapa, Joshua (Carrie) Sapa, Ryan Wells, Lindsey Wells, Michael Wells; great-grandchilden: Calaeb Sapa, Hailey and Braden Berg, Ian, Kiera, and Olivia Wells, Damian Reos, Ruby Wells. Also survived by her siblings: Ray Smith Carol (Robert) Williamson, Sandi (Houston) Goodwin; sisters-in law: Dorothy Nordstrom, Roseann Winkler, Carolyn Winkler, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Reiny; and her brothers-in-law: Carl and Leonard Winkler, Wally Nordstrom; brother and sister-in-law, George and Margaret Nordstrom.

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Dear Lori and Families, I am so sorry for you loss. May Bod Bless you with his comfort. In Sympathy,

Valorie Letkeman Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of Yvonne, a true southern "lady". We have so many wonderful memories, her kindness ,smile and laughter at the top of the list. We are unable to attend the service, but we will be holding everyone in our hearts.

Manny & Nordis Doyle Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May all of you cherish the memories and hold them dear to your hearts.

Kermit and Ruth Rollefstad Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Yvonne. Will always remember our visits. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Frank and Audrey Christinson Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Many prayers to all the family.

Carol ault Sep 1 2018 12:00 AM

What a sweet lady...just remembering all the good times & laughter will help get you through this. It's so hard, you are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Judy Johnson Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Cindy Cluchie Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

Maggie, Lori, Becky and Lisa, Your Mom was a lady who wore a lot of smiles. I remember when your Dad and the boys would be playing somewhere-there those ladies would be. Just think your Mom is enjoying that music again. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength and love to you girls and your families. Let the memories make you smile, shed a tear but most of all give you all faith that your Mom now rests in the arms of GOD. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

Have you all in my thoughts! Hugs to you all.

Terri Grill (Bachand) Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM