Boyd G. Van Winkle

Huron

Boyd Van Winkle, 74, of Huron, passed away, Monday, July 22, 2019, at Huron Regional Medical Center in Huron.

His funeral service was on Friday, July 26, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Huron with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors by Huron Veteran’s Council. Visitation with family present and prayer service were held on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Welter Funeral Home in Huron; a visitation was also held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Boyd G. Van Winkle was born on Sept. 30, 1944 in Huron to parents Glen B. and Corinne Mae (Crowell) Van Winkle. He attended Huron High School graduating with the class of 1963. Boyd joined the United States Army, serving honorably from 1963 to 1967. He graduated from Huron College in 1971.

Boyd married Elaine F. Hohbach on Sept. 6, 1969, at American Lutheran Church in Huron. Boyd worked for the City of Huron Water Treatment Plant for 24 years.

Boyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an animal lover who enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels and spoiling the family dogs. Boyd was a member of the American Legion and First United Methodist Church.

Grateful for having shared his life were his wife, Elaine of Huron; children, Steve (Ann) Van Winkle of Huron and Kim Van Winkle (Landis Armstrong) of Austin, Texas; two granddaughters; brother-in-law, Stephen Hohbach of Woonsocket; sister, Konnie (Kevin) Baarts of Huron; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glen, in 1961; his mother, Corinne, in 1982; and his step-father, Bennie Foster, in 2001.

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