Obituary of SMSgt. Harold "Skip" Otto Winkelman, Jr. USAF (Ret.)
Kathleen, Georgia – SMSgt. Harold “Skip” Otto Winkelman, Jr. USAF (Ret.) passed away peacefully with his beloved wife at his side. A visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00PM at Andersonville National Cemetery where full military honors will be rendered. The family respectfully asks that those who plan to attend to please dress casual.
Skip was born on December 24, 1949 in Normandy, Missouri to the late Dorothy Patton and Harold Winkelman, Sr. As a patriotic man Skip proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years where he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He spent several more years as a civil servant on Robins Air Force retiring in 2012.
Skip enjoyed playing golf in middle Georgia along with many road trips to the surrounding states.
It has been said that a man’s best friend is his dog. Throughout his life Skip had numerous dogs and he often stated he liked dogs more than he did most people. Yoda was his last best friend and they were inseparable with walks around the neighborhood along with car rides.
In addition to his parents, brother-in-laws Bill, George and Chris precede Skip in death.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dolly Winkelman, Stepchildren: Shannon Daniel, Michelle Alston (Ryan); Grandchildren: Griffin, Callie, Ryla, Brielle; Siblings: Debbie, Bobby (Paula), Marilyn (Charlie), Joe; Brother-in-laws: Tim (Sue), Richard (Molly), Sean (Tammie); Sister-in- laws: Kathleen (Robert), Nan, and LuAnn (Chris). A host of nieces, nephews and many extended family members also survives him.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Friends of Perry Animal Shelter: 204 Kellwood Drive, Perry GA. 31069. Phone number 478-988-7854.
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