Lucille Bertha Winkler

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Lucille Bertha Winkler,82, of Seneca passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Lucille was born March 4, 1931 near St. Benedict, the daughter of Herman & Emma (Vondenkamp) Dick. Lucille attended school at Wooden  Shoe School till it consolidated with St. Benedict. She graduated from St. Benedict High School and the Emporia Teachers College in Emporia, where she obtained her teachers certificate. Lucille taught at the one room school houses at the Allison School north of St. Benedict, the College Hill School south of Centralia and the Prairie Grove School, southwest of Du Bois, NE. On April 28, 1951 Lucille was united in marriage to Linus E. Winkler of Kelly at St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict. Lucille was a dedicated wife and mother. Lucille enjoyed her knitting machines, going to auctions and her booths at the antique mall. Lucille made many stocking hats for family members on her knitting machines and she gave away many more to homeless shelters during the Christmas holidays. Lucille lived on the farm south of Oneida for over 60 years before moving to Seneca. She
loved summer outings of fishing and woodworking projects with her grandchildren. Besides her parents, Lucille is preceded in death by her husband, Linus on Nov. 4, 2004; her son, Bill on March 11, 1998; her six sisters,
Valeria Edwards, Beanie Koch, Joanie Dick, Linda Baughman,  Edna Krogman, and JeanieTsuglis; and two brothers, Omar Dick & Orvie Dick. Surviving her are three sons, Wayne of Seneca, Chris of Oneida and Lynn of Hutchinson;five daughters, Karen Brown and Joyce Holthaus both of Axtell, Sarah Kohake of Olathe, Carol Winkler of Oneida and Amy Burgess of Du Bois, NE; two sisters, Norene Haynes of Wichita, KS, Alice Rumsey
of Seattle, WA; and a brother, Joe Dick of Bonneau Beach, SC. In addition she has 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Rosaries were recited Friday, November 8, 2013at 2:00 p.m. at the PopkessMemorial Chapel in Seneca and 7:00 p.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial was at the church cemetery. The family asks any memorial donations be given to the Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice, Sts. Peter & Paul School or the Nemaha County Relay for Life, sent in care of the funeral home, 814 Castle, Seneca, Kansas 66538. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.popkessmortuaries. com 
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