Julaine R. “Jill” Winkels

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, April 21, 1951
Date of Death:
Monday, December 20, 2021
Age:
70 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday January 14, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: East St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery [ view map ]

Livestream

Masks and social distancing practices will be required at the service. If you are not able to attend this service will be streaming at https://youtu.be/0b9IxV68rak

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, April 21, 1951
Date of Death:
Monday, December 20, 2021
Age:
70 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, April 21, 1951
Date of Death:
Monday, December 20, 2021
Age:
70 years old

Julaine R. “Jill” Winkels

Julaine R. “Jill” Winkels – Rock Dell

Julaine Rosalie Winkels, 70, of Rock Dell, MN died Monday, December 20, 2021 after a hard-fought year-long battle with lung cancer. She passed at home in her own bed, at her farm, surrounded by her husband and daughters. Jill was born on April 21, 1951 in Rochester, MN to Clinton and Martha (Moen) Stensrud and was raised on a dairy farm in Rock Dell, MN. She graduated from Hayfield High School in 1969 and married Richard G. “Dick” Winkels on May 11, 1974. The couple lived together on their hobby farm in Rock Dell a few miles from her birth home for the past 47 years.

Jill was a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters until 1989, when she began a career at First Supply Rochester where she worked as the Showroom Manager. In 2003 she transitioned to retail sales utilizing her exceptional ability to connect with all types of people until her retirement in 2020.

Jill loved spending time at home on the farm mowing the lawn, gardening, and hosting family gatherings. She and Dick found great joy traveling with friends, having a good meal at a restaurant, and spending time with their grandchildren. She was a bright light in this world who had a great enthusiasm for life and love of spending time with people. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Winkels; two daughters Lindsay (Brian) Lueck of Rochester and Emily (Nate) Timm of Inver Grove Heights; two grandchildren Malcolm and Nolan Timm; one sister Judi (Jim) Blahnik of Egg Harbor, WI. She is preceded in death by her parents Clinton and Martha Stensrud and one nephew Matthew Blahnik.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14th, 2022 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Masks and social distancing practices will be required. The immediate family will attend a private burial following the reception after service. The funeral service will also be live-streamed at the Macken Funeral Home, River Park Chapel YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend or do not feel comfortable attending in person. Link: https://youtu.be/Nr8T_0B7vYA

Jill requested that in lieu of flowers she would prefer memorials be sent to Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester.

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Dick and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. please 

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Dick and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jills passing. Over the years we had several fun times camping together. Having Dick & Jill attend the Kelly campouts always brought lots of laughs.  We enjoyed our camping experiences, even the times we got rained out.  Jill’s beautiful smile and friendly personality earned friends wherever she went.  Hopefully memories of joyful and happier times will help you through this difficult time.  With sympathy,                   Kim & Marcia Kelly

Dick and family, 


So very sorry to hear of Jills passing. We recall a favorite memory of ours on St Patrick’s Day in 1980 where we had fun together at Mugzees. A lot of Catholics and even a priest was there!  Jill made it fun and we talked and sang the entire evening. 
she will be greatly missed. 

    Dick and Family, Our Condolences at the loss of your wife, You are Blessed to have your Daughters and relatives to help you with the hard times ahead!

Dick, Lindsay and Emily, our deepest and sincere condolences with your loss of Jill.  


it was a big shock about a year ago with her diagnosis and the prognosis.  Jill fought hard with your love and support!  Her love of family and life was a strong motivator.


All of our lives were enriched by her friendship and presence.  She helped make all of our lives more positive.


While the grief and sorrow looms great now, hopefully the lasting memories of her personal presence in your lives will help you through it.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Jill and Dick Lueck


 

I knew Jill when she worked at Kismet in Rochester. She was usually the first person I saw when I arrived. We shared hours of discussion through the years, usually about our families and grandchildren. She adored both. She really loved her life and the people in it. Never once did she appear anything other than joyful. I looked forward to our chats and really missed her once she retired.


I am truly shocked and saddened to have found out that she was ill and that she has passed away.


My heartfelt condolences to her beloved family.

Dear Dick, Lindsay and Emily,


We are deeply saddened to lose our dear friend and traveling companion. We will truly miss exploring new destinations with her,  as she always added an element of great fun. Although she will not physically join us on our future travels, we know she will be there in spirit.


We are so sorry for your loss and share in your grief.  She will be truly missed by all that knew her.


Our heart goes out to you.


Love, Joan and Mark