John Bruce Van Winkle, 66, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Saline County, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at his home.
Cremation. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Organist Bethany Weiker will play "How Great Thou Art" and "It is Well with My Soul." A Masonic service will be held after the memorial service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cambridge Lodge No. 63 A.F. and A.M. in Slater.
Born April 24, 1937, in Norton, he was the son of the late John D. and Dorothy Kirby Van Winkle. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of UTU and Cambridge Lodge No. 63 A.F. and A.M. in Slater. He retired from Amtrak Railroad as a conductor after 40 years of railroad service. He had resided in Hot Springs since 1994, moving from Lee's Summit.
Survivors include two sons, John Van Winkle and wife Liz of Lee's Summit and Mark Van Winkle and wife Susan of Leawood, Kan.; one daughter, Mamie Van Winkle of White Hall, Ill.; one brother, Linn Van Winkle of Independence; three sisters, Bettye Sakaguchi and Jennie Swarthout, both of St. Charles, and Barbara Snow of Eugene, Ore.; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Karla Van Winkle.
Additional information provided per family recompense.