Theodore “Ted” A. Winkelbauer, age 85, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home.
Ted was born August 21, 1935 in Detroit, MI the son of Edward and Idella (Morley) Winkelbauer. He graduated from Royal Oak High School class of 1956.
After high school he enlisted into the Army, where he served during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he married Ruth Ann Gosselin, the love of his life, on March 2, 1957 and together they had six children. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Ted loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors with his greatest passion being hunting and going to camp.
He was an active member of the Rock Lions Club and the Rock American Legion for many years.
In addition to his loving wife Ruth, Ted is survived by:
2 Sons: Gary (Deb) Winkelbauer and Timothy (Shaunna) Winkelbauer
3 Daughters: Linda (Jim) Williams, Teri (Al) Verbrigghe, and Kristie (John) Nevala.
Brother: Dale Winkelbauer
And 20 Great Grandchildren
In addition to his Parents, he is preceded in death by:
Son: Scott Winkelbauer
Brother: Jack Duncan
Grandson: Joshua Verbrigghe
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions directed to the family may be sent to Skradski Funeral Home, 706 Wisconsin Avenue, Gladstone, MI 49837. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Winkelbauer family.