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Ira Winkler


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Ira Winkler, 82, passed away on June 3, 2017, in Roswell, NM. As per his specific instructions, no funeral services will be held. A tribute of Ira’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On June 30, 1934, Ira Winkler was born to Edward Jasper Winkler and Frankie Agnes Peter in Roswell, NM. After high school, Ira joined the United States National Guard. He married the love of his life, Leona Hudson Winkler on October 7, 1966, in Roswell, NM. They shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. Ira was a devoted, tender-hearted, loving husband, father and grandfather.
Ira was one of the most faithful and committed members of Trinity Apostolic Faith Church in Roswell, NM. Ira worked as a ranch hand at JP White Ranch for many years and was retired from Roswell Industrial Air Center-Roswell, NM. He was a friendly and outgoing man that will be missed by many friends.
Those left to cherish Ira’s memory are his loving wife of 50 years, Leona Winkler; children: Kathleen (Kathy Judd) McPherson and husband, Gary of Deatsville, AL, Lisa Judd widow of Robert of Dakota, MN; sisters-in-law: Lillie Winkler and Judith Winkler; grandchildren: Sam Judd of Madison, WI, Annie Molitar of Winona, MN, Ricky Huckabee and wife, Mochelle of Burnsville, NC, Wendy Broyles and husband, Jonathan of Headland, AL; numerous great-grandchildren; blessed by many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ira in death are his son, Robert Judd; grandson Niklaus Judd; parents: Ed and Frankie Winkler; siblings: Edna Johnson, Joyce Winkler, Jake Winkler, Bob Winkler and twin brother, Ara Winkler.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at ENMC-Roswell for their compassion, support and professionalism.
In lieu of flower, family requests donations to be made to Gideon’s Bibles.