Muriel Kay Winkel

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March 27, 1937 ~ February 19, 2021

Muriel K. Winkel, 83, Manteno, IL, and formerly, Sioux Falls, SD, and George, IA, died Friday, February 19, 2021, in St. Mary’s Hospital, in Kankakee, IL.

A Memorial Service is set for 11am, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, IA. Burial will be at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, in George, Iowa. In lieu of flowers or plants, Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 565, Manteno, IL 60950.

Muriel Kay Winkel was born to Edward and Annetta (Meinerts) Winkel, at home in rural George, IA, on March 27, 1937.  She attended country school at Rock Township #3 and graduated from Wilson High School (Rock Rapids, IA), in 1955.  Muriel attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, for one year before transferring to Methodist School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA, where she graduated in 1959.  She worked as a registered nurse in several Veteran’s Administration Hospitals in Downey, IL, Omaha, NE, and the greatest majority, at Sioux Falls, SD, where she retired in 1993. 

In 2002, Muriel moved to Manteno, Illinois, to be near her grandchildren, and daughter, Sheryl.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who called her “Oma”.  She painted many beautiful pictures using oils and acrylics. Muriel loved playing dominos and taking trips to Iowa and South Dakota to visit family and friends when she was able.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manteno, Illinois.

Muriel will be deeply missed by her daughter, Sheryl (Kevin) Werner, Manteno, Illinois; two grandchildren, Anna, age 18, and Luke, age 12; two nephews, Dr. Elden (Wendy) Rand and Ryan (Kayla) Rand and their families of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, along with many cousins.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Edward, 1979, and Annetta, 2000; one sister, Evelyn Rand, 2001; and her niece, Susan (Rand) Hill, 2017.

Online condolences may be left here on this page or can be emailed to Sheryl and her family, at

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