Lee Winkels

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Leonnette “Lee” Lauffenburger Winkels, 80, of Clarendon and formerly of Youngsville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Hickory Creek Health Care in Warren.


Lee was born November 24, 1939 in Warren, to the late Albert and Nora (Osborne) Lauffenburger. She worked as a nurses aide at Warren General Hospital for over 23 years retiring in 1999. She also worked privately as a home care nurse around the Warren area for a number of years. She was a member of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church. Lee enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, spending time out doors, bird watching and working in her flower beds.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Dwayne Winkels of Cheyenne, WY, Roger Winkels of Clarendon, her grandchildren, Eric (Ali) Winkels, Shawna (Rodney) Thomas, Troy (Savannah) Winkels, Kyle (Jennifer) Winkels, Chelci (Mike) Montgomery, great grandsons, Blake, Bo Elliot and Kasen Winkels and one great granddaughter, Addisyn Winkels, her sister, Ardele Conroy of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight “Red” Winkels, whom she married on November 26, 1959 in Warren and who died on March 9, 2008, a son, Ryan Winkels, a daughter, Loura Winkels, a brother Hugh Lauffenbuger, a half sister Nancy Payne and a half brother, William Lauffenbuger.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville. Covid restrictions will be enforced and masks will be required. Visitation will also observed from 10-11am prior to a funeral service that will be held on Thursday at 11 am at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Hamrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Warren Co. Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St. Youngsville, Pa 16371. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.