Charles E. “Charlie” Winkelbauer

Charles E. “Charlie” Winkelbauer age 72 of Randolph, Nebraska died on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, Nebraska with Rev. David Liewer and Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Coleridge, Nebraska with Military Rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post 114. Visitation will be on Wednesday, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Thursday morning. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Folkers, Mike Korth, Mark Korth, Dave Dendinger, Larry Paulsen, Larry Domina, and Dan Fiscus. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charlie’s grandchildren.

Charles Eugene Winkelbauer was born on January 11, 1949 on the home place near Randolph, Nebraska to Sylvester and Maurine (Dendinger) Winkelbauer. He grew up on a farm near Randolph and attended a country school during his elementary years. Charles graduated from St. Frances de Chantel High School in 1967. He entered the US Army after high school and served for two years. After his time in the Army, he met the love of his life, Jane Arens. They were married on November 6, 1971 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. They farmed the home place and milked dairy cows. After milking for 27 years, Charlie sold his dairy herd. He continued to farm and raise stock cows until the present day.

Charlie was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coleridge, Nebraska. He enjoyed going to farm auctions and toy tractor shows.  He loved to farm and loved his John Deere tractors.  He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities.  His grandchildren were his pride and joy.  One of his favorite things to do was play a good card game of Phase10 with his children and grandchildren.  He was a hardworking, kind hearted man and will be greatly missed.

Charlie is survived by his wife Jane of Randolph; three children, Chad (Katie) Winkelbauer of Coleridge and grandchildren Emily, Hunter, Harrison and Clara, Wendi (Brad) Klug of St. Helena and grandchildren Dillon, Nolan, Carter, Jackson, Owen and Braxton, Heather (Myron) Klug of St. Helena and grandchildren Haley, Abbey, Gavin, Grant and Garrett; sister Cathy; five brothers, Michael, Paul, Ed, Rich, and Russ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Nicholas Klug, a brother Bill, and brother-in-law Dave Arens.

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7 response to "Charles E. “Charlie” Winkelbauer"

  1. By: Joyce Keel Posted: October 11, 2021

    Jane, my heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers going up for all of you and Charlie.

  2. By: Mary Johnson Posted: October 11, 2021

    My dear Jane,I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear about your Charlie.We never see each other anymore And so I just wanna put my arms around you and say

  3. By: Mary Johnson Posted: October 11, 2021

    Sorry,This did not allow me to say that I wanted to put my arms around you and say how much I loved you throughout all of the trials that we have been through. May god bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand. Trust me only god can get you through this. However do know that there are family members that will help you in any way and that includes me. Love you and your family and god bless

  4. By: Susan Robinson Posted: October 11, 2021

    Jane, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie . My
    deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will keep you i my prayers. Love and Hugs to you. 🙏🙏

  5. By: Don & Sharon Schwartz Posted: October 12, 2021

    Jane, we are sorry to hear about Charlie passing. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for Charlie, you and your wonderful family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand at this time and help you. Love you bunches. Don & Sharon

  6. By: Curt Bockman Posted: October 12, 2021

    Our heart goes out to the family. Our deepest sympathy to Jane and all the kids. And grandkids. Gif bless Chad and his siblings. Thinking of you. The Brockman’s.

  7. By: Joyce Pick Posted: October 12, 2021

    Jane and family my sincere sympathies on the loss of Charlie!
    May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and bring you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ! Hugs and prayers!

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