Obituary for Keith E Van Winkle

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Keith E Van Winkle

March 12, 1951 - February 10, 2013

Keith E. Van Winkle, age 61 died Sunday morning, February 10, 2013 at his residence in Brown County, surrounded by his loving and supportive family. He was a life-long resident of Morgantown.

Keith was born March 12, 1951, in Indianapolis to the late Carl H. and Alice M. (Hickman) Van Winkle. He was a 1969 graduate of Indian Creek High School and held a membership for three years in the Future Farmers of America. Keith was employed as a Technician for 10 years with Eagle Magnetic Company in Indianapolis prior to his illness.

Keith will be remembered as a brother and friend with a big heart who loved to fish, play Euchre, work in his flower garden & can his own homegrown vegetables. Family members fondly remember the great food that he made, especially his homemade noodles & raw apple cake. Christmas celebrations continued to be special with Keith always making his mother's fruitcake.

Keith's love for his family will be remembered by three children: Michelle Batt of New Castle, Joshua Van Winkle & Jacob Van Winkle, both of Colorado; three brothers: Bruce (Jeanette) Van Winkle & Wayne (Judy) Van Winkle, both of Morgantown & Ross L. Van Winkle of Tonopah, NV; a sister-in-law: Susannah Van Winkle of Morgantown; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Keith's wishes were to be cremated. There will be a Family Celebration of Life Gathering at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Keith to the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448.

Condolences may be sent to the Van Winkle family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 12, 1951
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Susan Kitch Thompson posted on 1/1/00

I was shocked and saddened when I read the paper this morning and saw Keith's name among the obituaries. I hadn't seen Keith for many years, but I remember very well all our years in school together. Your family has my sincere sympathy, and I will remember you in my prayers.


Cheryl Van Winkle posted on 1/1/00

Mom (Joanne) wanted me to send our condolences. We are deeply saddened to hear of Keith's passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Tom Ballard posted on 1/1/00

I am shocked to hear of Keith's passing this morning. I have known Keith for many years and will remember fondly the times we laughed and partied together back in the day. I hope he is at peace and I will pray for your family in this time of grief. May God bless. Tom Ballard


Rebecca Baker posted on 1/1/00

Keith, I could never put into words how lucky I was to have had you in my life. You gave me back my faith. I could never put into words what you mean to me, Shylo, and the boys, I hope in all the beautiful heavens you have reunited with those you missed so much. I hope you, your loved ones, and my loved ones have a beautiful garden of your own, and a good card game of your own going on, I won't continue to ramble on. It's hard to go outside and not see you, especially with it warming back up. We miss & love you... Xoxo.


Shylo Murray posted on 1/1/00

Keith, was more than our neighbor. He was our beloved friend. His heart was illuminating and reverant. Keith restored our families faith, in humanity. There is not a language capable of expressing our deepest gratuities for having developed such a wonderful friendship. Our prayers are with his family. We can't wait till spring. Our family is going to make a memorial garden at our home for him. Keith will always have a special place in our hearts. He truly emulated light and love and his memory has inspired us beyond measure. We love and miss you Keith. We have found some peace, knowing that you are reunited with your family in eternal light. God Bless each of you. Our deepest sympathies are with each of you. Love, Shylo and Family.


Tim Magoon posted on 1/1/00

I went to school with Keith at Morgantown and Indian Creek High School. We were good friends and worked together summers at the V&V Regal Mkt. I did get to visit him about 3 years ago at his Mom and Dad's Rest in peace my friend. I think fondly of all our carefree days past.....I was blessed to call you friend!