Mrs. Geraldine B. Winke

  • Born: February 20, 1932
  • Died: January 10, 2017
  • Location: South Wilmington, Illinois

Goodale Memorial Chapel

912 Hamilton St
P.O. Box 212
Lockport, IL 60441

Tel. (815) 838-1533

Tribute & Message From The Family

Geraldine Winke (nee Rambo)
Age 84, a resident of South Wilmington, formerly of Lockport, IL. Born February 20, 1932 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved wife of 65 years to Richard Winke; loving mother of Donald Ray Winke, Dennis Reed (Stacy) Winke, Deborah Lynn (late Thomas Webster) Winke, and Dawn Lois (Victor) Huser; cherished grandmother of David (Justi) Winke, Krissy Pesavento, Justin Pesavento, Matthew (Abby) Winke, Samantha Huser, Scott Huser, and Brittany Huser; and great-grandmother of Griffin and Delanie Winke, Lyllianna, Eli, Cayden, and Cooper. Geraldine was preceded in death by her mother Lucille Dill and her son David Richard Winke. The family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM until time of Funeral service at 7:00 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431, or Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, IL 60416 would be appreciated. Info or 815-838-1533.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sending thoughts and prayers at this time of mourning on behalf of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Lockport Post 5788. As a member of our Auxiliary, Geraldine was a vital part of the heart and spirit of our organization. We sincerely offer condolences to your family.
O God of mercy, peace, and love, we remember before you in this moment our sister and friend,
Geraldine Winke. We recall with gratitude and respect all that she stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of her spirit. May we be kind to the friends and family she loved; devoted to the community in which she lived; and loyal to the causes which she served. Thus, in our life, may she live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of your creation, and to the furthering of your most Holy Will. Amen
Lockport VFW Post 5788 Ladies Auxiliary

Posted by Karen Szynkowski - Homer Glen, IL - Friend   January 12, 2017

she would come to the local grocery store to get donuts with choc. frosting we always had the best talks when she came in i will miss her dearly .the past few years i have been kept up to date by her daughter . i am so sorry for the loss of this great lady you are all in my prayers .

Posted by mary anderson - Gardner, IL - Friend   January 11, 2017


Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Debbie Richardson - Coal City, IL - Friend   January 10, 2017

I never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Winke. My husband and I are very fortunate to call ourselves friends of her dear son, Dennis. Anyone who raised a son that is as genuine, kind and considerate as Dennis had to be a remarkable individual. May Geraldine's family find comfort is the legacy she left behind. Our deepest sympathies, Ron and Karin.

Posted by Karin Janowick - Naperville, IL - Family Friend   January 10, 2017