Obituary for Kevin L VanWinkle

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Kevin L VanWinkle

May 17, 1952 - October 10, 2011

Kevin L. Van Winkle, age 59 passed away Monday evening October 10, 2011 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a life-long resident of Morgantown. By his side, was his loving wife of 39 years, Susannah and two sons: Matthew & Daniel.

Kevin was bornMay 17, 1952 in Indianapolis to the late Carl H. and Alice M. (Hickman) Van Winkle. He was a 1971 graduate of Indian Creek High School and went on to receive an Associates Degree in HVAC from Lincoln Tech College in 1972. Kevin married Susannah C. Miller on June 16, 1972 at the First Christian Church of Morgantown. She survives.

Other survivors include his two sons: Matthew S. (wife, Jessica) Van Winkle of Franklin & Daniel L. Van Winkle of Columbus and a granddaughter: Alexis. He will be remembered by his four brothers: Bruce (wife, Jean) Van Winkle of Morgantown, Ross L. Van Winkle of Tonopah, NV, Wayne D. (wife, Judy) Van Winkle of Morgantown and Keith E. Van Winkle of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.

Kevin retired in 2001, after 18 years as the owner and operator of several Mr. Video and Karma Record Stores. Prior to that, he worked at Roadway Express as a Teamster.

Kevin enjoyed working hard and spending time with his family and his cat "Twinkle Toes". He loved to play his guitar and sing. Kevin also enjoyed playing cards, fishing, shooting pool and watching movies, especially Sci-Fi movies.

The Rev. James Brown will conduct a Celebration of Kevin's life, 2:00 pm Saturday at Meredith -Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 am till time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Kevin the Johnson Co. Humane Society, 3827 N. Graham Rd. Franklin, IN 46131 or the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014.


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Born: May 17, 1952
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Joy Logan-Burkhart posted on 1/1/00

To Kevin's family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss! Kevin was my classmate at Indian Creek, graduating together May 23, 1971. My prayers are with you! Sincerely Joy


cathy sisson posted on 1/1/00

Keith, i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. i never got to meet kevin, but your mom and dad always said such wonderful things about him. cathy sisson PT


Teresa and MIke Venatta posted on 1/1/00

Sue,Matthew,and Daniel, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Kevin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We were stunned when we saw the paper the other day. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. love and blessings, Teresa and Mike Venatta


Janet Brown posted on 1/1/00

Sue,Matt,and Dan I just stopped in at Mr Video and ask about all the family was so shocked to hear about Kevin my heart is just breaking for you all.Sue had I known he was ill I would of been there for you.Please if there is anything I can do for you just call.I love you all you were my family for so many years.God Bless you and know Kevin will be missed.Such a sweet man.


Jerry Castner posted on 1/1/00

Sue & family, Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. Very sorry to hear of Kevins passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry


Sharon Platt Kain posted on 1/1/00

To Kevin''s family, I was so shocked to read about Kevin's passing. Many years ago when he first opened his store in Bloomington I was his sales rep from the newspaper.Then much to our shock we realized that Alice Hickman was his Mom and Morgantown was a common "thread". What a geat guy he was! My thoughts are with you all as I remember Kevin. Sharon Platt Kain


terry Williams posted on 1/1/00

Sue, Matt, and Dan I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I really thought alot of Kevin and he will be missed by alot of people. I'm out of state for the next week so I can't make it to the funeral home but wanted to let you know I was thinking of you.


Mike Magennis posted on 1/1/00

Sue, Matt & Daniel Have nothing but fond excellent memories working with Kevin at Roadway & also as a business associate with Mr. Video. Those were some of the best times of my life. Thanks Kevin God Bless


Richard Ressler posted on 1/1/00

To Ross and all the Van Winkle family, our deepest sympathy. There is no doubt that your brother will be missed.


Bob Kaylor posted on 1/1/00

Sue and Family, so sorry for your loss. My Prayers Are With You.


Susan Kitch Thompson posted on 1/1/00

To Keith and all the VanWinkles--I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kevin's death. I will keep your family in my prayers.


John Cole posted on 1/1/00

Sue, Matt, and Dan, You guys have lost such an amazing man. I loved being apart of his life and getting to know him. He always made me feel so welcomed and so generous. Im glad I made it out this past uear to see him. I have never been so hurt losing someone. I love all of you.


Donna Holley-Findley posted on 1/1/00

To Sue and family, I was so shocked to hear about Kevin. I have lots of great memories of the two of you. Always smiling and so kind. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Wade


Jo Pulcini posted on 1/1/00

I was heartbroken to hear the news. Kevin and Sue were so kind to me when I visited with Bill and Loretta. My heart and prayers go out to your family. My youth was enlivened by your kindness.


Cindy Ross-Flora posted on 1/1/00

Sue and Boys, My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I am so sad for your loss. I never saw Kevin that he didn't have a huge smile on his face. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. May God grant you strength and peace during the coming days. Cindy


Richard Taylor posted on 1/1/00

Kevin was 12 years younger than I, but I still remember his bright and friendly smile. I will miss him. I love all of the brothers and their families and I am proud to call them cousins. My sincerest condolences to Susan, Matthew and Daniel. Richard Taylor(and Peggy)


Chris Breedlove posted on 1/1/00

So sorry to hear about Kevin, he was a very nice man. We worked well together over the years. Mels Press