Richard Duane "Dick" Winkler

30 May 1932–8 January 2013 (Age 80)
Red Willow, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Richard Duane "Dick"

When Richard Duane "Dick" Winkler was born on 30 May 1932, in Red Willow, Nebraska, United States, his father, George L Winkler, was 36 and his mother, Ruby Ferm, was 33. He lived in Industry Township, Phelps, Nebraska, United States in 1940 and Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 2013. He died on 8 January 2013, in Loomis, Phelps, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Wilcox, Kearney, Nebraska, United States.

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George L Winkler
Ruby Ferm
Lois Marianne Winkler
Leo Dale Winkler
Robert Dean Winkler
Richard Duane "Dick" Winkler

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World Events (8)

1934 · Kohler Strike

Age 2

Employees at Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, attempted to organize a union, but the company would not work with them. The employees organized a strike on July 27, 1934. Events escalated and two people were killed and 47 were injured.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 12

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner or occupational name for someone who kept a corner shop or farmed a corner of land, from an agent derivative of Winkel 1. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Winkler in household of George Winkler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard D Or Dick Winkler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard Duane Or Dick Winkler Havenridge, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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