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Jane Winckler

Jane Ann Winckler, 83, of Tyndall, SD passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Goglin Funeral Home in Tyndall on Saturday, September 25.

Jane Winckler was born September 16, 1937 to Steven and Elizabeth (Tischler) Weiss in Parkston, SD. She graduated from Parkston High School and worked at the Parkston Creamery as a young woman. Jane married Mel Winckler, and they made their home in Tyndall, SD, where they raised their daughter, Laurie. Her love and talent for sewing shone through in her work at Mel’s Body Shop, where she helped to restore antique/vintage cars. She also worked at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home.

Jane was known to be full of life and laughter, spreading happiness wherever she went. She danced the polka every chance she got, including at the many polka festivals she attended as well as family get-togethers. She enjoyed attending car races and air shows with Mel, and, though she never learned to drive a car, she did learn to fly and land her and Mel’s 170 Cessna airplane. She could often be seen riding around town on her blue “Pabst-Powered” bicycle, and one of her fondest memories was her balloon ride over Tyndall. Jane fancied herself a lucky person (if she didn’t win a raffle, then she knew it must have been rigged), though it seemed she delighted in the social aspects of her gambles more than her winnings. But it was truly her friends and family who won the lottery, in that they got to know and love this selfless, joyful, loving woman.

Jane is survived by her daughter Laurie and her husband Todd Luke of Avon, SD; grandchildren Toni (Matthew) Grant of Avon, SD and Wyatt (Cassandra) Luke of Harrisburg, SD; great-grandchildren Analiese (Graham) Garbison, Ellanore and Shaeleigh Grant, and Keegan and Asher Luke; sisters-in-law Hilda Tycz and Francis Winckler; brothers-in-law Art Winckler and Bernard “Gus” Pletka; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mel; parents Steven and Elizabeth Weiss; mother- and father-in-law Otto and Emma (Hahn) Winckler; brothers Clarence, Frank, and Francis Weiss; sisters Regina Vetter, Marie Hohn, and Lorraine Griffin; and beloved brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jane Winckler

Robert Norma Bender Sep 17 2021 4:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Winckler

Joe and Jane Sedlacek Sep 17 2021 3:33 PM

You my dear friend I am going to Truly miss you. You shared so many wonderful stories with me. I miss you already. Happy heavenly birthday my friend at least you're dancing with Mel i've been having three❤️

Jolene Dutcher Sep 16 2021 8:26 PM

Laurie and family, So sorry for your loss. Your mom always had a warm smile when ever I saw. She will be missed I am sure. May you have peace knowing she is at rest with Our Lords! God Bless!

Ken and Lisa Winckler Sep 16 2021 6:02 PM

Laurie and family sorry to hear of your mom's passing great memories in the trailer always playing barbies watching dark shadows she was a good lady

Debbie mudder trotchie Sep 16 2021 4:32 PM

Laurie and family,
So sad to hear of your Mom's passing. I can still see riding her bike around town! I remember spending so much time with you and your Mother in my high school days. Chicken salad and Tang, Carly Simon and Groveland, taking your mom to the races in Corsica... She was a good woman with a kind heart and will be missed.

Denise Campbell Sep 16 2021 4:11 PM

Very sorry to hear of Jane's passing.She was a nice gal.

Tammy Houska Sep 16 2021 6:08 AM