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Patricia Winkler

Patricia A. Winkler, 87, Tiffin, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017 at her home.
She was born on March 14, 1930 in Tiffin to Albert and Margurite (Kirchner) Sauber. She married Robert D. Winkler on Dec. 30, 1950 in St. Joseph Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2006.
Survivors include a son, Ronald (Rhonda) Winkler, Tiffin; four daughters, Judy (Mike) Tschanen, Sycamore; Jo (Dave) Travis,  Tiffin; Pam Krites, Columbus; Janet (Mike) Molineaux, Tiffin; two brothers, Butch (Janet) Sauber, Tiffin; Joseph (Ann) Sauber,  Cincinnati; a sister, Marilyn (Dennis) Heiser, Attica; 13 grandchildren, Kelly Winkler, Kory Winkler, Chris Fry, Nicole Sheets, Brian Travis, Matt Travis, Brandon Lora, Cory Krites, Erica Jones, Amber Reinhart, Danielle McCombs, Casey Cramer and Whitney Steine; 19 great-grandchildren, Maverick, Kensington and Kruze Winkler, Brice and Bailey Sheets, Remi and Rylynn Cramer, Zaden Fry, Xavier, Kailee and Zhane Travis, Hailey Jo, Gabriel and Mia Krites, Nolan and Merrick Jones, Reagan and Pepper Reinhart, and Addison McCombs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Albert, Richard, and Michael Sauber and a sister, Barbara Drown.
Patricia was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a 1949 graduate of Tiffin Calvert. She worked at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, retired from General Electric in 1985 and volunteered for several years cleaning the church. She was a member of St. Mary Rosary Altar Society, Tiffin Eagles Auxiliary and Allen Eiry Senior Center.
Friends may visit on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6-8 p.m., and Monday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory. Her mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial followed in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.
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