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Raymond "Ray" Winkels

Obituary for Raymond "Ray" Winkels

February 26, 1927 - January 28, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 90


Raymond "Ray" Winkels, age 90 of Zeeland, entered into his heavenly home on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Ray was born February 26, 1927 to Albert and Cora Winkels; he was the seventh of eight children. He served the US Army during the Korean War. Ray married Donna Bouwman in 1968, and they raised their two daughters in Zeeland in the home where Ray continued to live for the remainder of his life. He worked in manufacturing for Kelvinator and later for Haworth. Ray was a member and served as an elder at Peace Reformed Church in Zeeland until it closed. Ray was a quiet man, known to love sports, crosswords, gardening, animals and most of all his family.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Donna Winkels in 1995; siblings: Della Koops, Gelmer Winkels, Laura Vanderkolk, Catherine Heck, Marion Cline and Irene VanBeek; in-laws: Marvin Koops, Julius Heck, Elke Talsma, Ed Cline, Henry VanBeek and Rondell Brinks.

Ray is survived by his daughters: Barb (Chris) Radawski and Kathy Winkels (Tom Yonker); grandchildren: Elyse Radawski and Ryan Radawski. Also surviving are: sister, Doris Brinks, sister in-law, Pauline Winkels and in-laws, Sandra (Melvin) Busscher.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. A funeral service to honor Ray's life will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Yntema funeral home. Rev. John Ornee will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Humane Society in West Olive.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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