Funeral services for Theodore (Ted) Leroy Winkelman Sr., age 75, of Crawford, NE will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.
Burial will be at Highland Center Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established for the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.
Ted passed away on January 15, 2018 at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE. He was born on December 29, 1942 in Chadron, NE to parents Theodore J. and Vlasta (Tlustos) Winkelman and raised on a farm southwest of Oelrichs, SD. The family moved to Chadron, NE when his dad became ill. He graduated high school at Chadron High. Ted married Bonnie on February 1, 1965, and they were blessed with a son on May 12, 1968. They followed their dream and made their home on property off Table Road, southwest of Chadron, NE.
Ted was self-employed, installing flooring for many years in Chadron and surrounding areas. He passed the knowledge of the trade off to his son before retiring in 2001. Ted was a social butterfly, never knowing anyone to be a stranger. He had a good since of humor and was known for pulling pranks and weaving a joke into every conversation. Ted shared his passion for hunting and gun enthusiasm with his son and grandson. He was an avid fan of the Huskers football team.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, and many close friends.
Ted is survived by wife Bonnie (Britton), son Ted Jr. and his wife Janelle, and grandson Austin Lang.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements Theodore (Ted) Leroy Winkelman Sr.