Mark A. Winkler

Jul 16, 1961 - Jan 29, 2013

 Mark A. Winkler, 51, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

He was born July 16, 1961 in Norwalk, Ohio and was a lifelong area resident.

Mark was a 1979 graduate of Western Reserve High School and was a member and elder of the Norwalk First Presbyterian Church where he was active on the building and grounds committee.

He was a former employee of A.A. Winkler Contracting Company and was a former foreman and current superintendent at Lake Erie Construction Company of Norwalk, Ohio where he had been employed for 33 years.

Mark was a member of the Norwalk Eagles Club and was instrumental in the development of the Norwalk Merchants Baseball league and the construction of the ball field.

He enjoyed fishing, fireworks, was an avid OSU, NASCAR, and Cleveland Browns fan.

Mark loved his family and friends, helping coach his boys sports teams, family vacations, helping others, and felt the true meaning of Christmas in his heart and sharing with others that gift.

Mark loved his family and friends, helping coach his boys sports teams, family vacations, helping others, and felt the true meaning of Christmas in his heart and sharing with others that gift.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.

Mark is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn R. (Garner) Winkler of Norwalk, Ohio, by his sons and daughters in law, Derek M. and Ellen Winkler of Westerville, Ohio and Ryan C. and Vanessa Winkler also of Westerville, by his granddaughter, Cadence Winkler, by his mother, Eleanor Winkler of Collins, Ohio, by his brother and sister in law, Alex and Jeannie Winkler, Jr. of Milan, Ohio, by his sister and brother in law, Ellen M. and Curt Fitch of Collins, Ohio, by his sister in law, Laura Winkler of Norwalk, Ohio, by special cousins, Dave Nofzinger of Dallas Texas, and Donna Dwyer of Ovideo, Florida, numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Winkler Sr. in 2002 and by his brother, William J. Winkler in 1999.

Friends may call on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Friends may also call on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Adrian Doll will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Norwalk First Presbyterian Church.