Monday, September 27, 2021

Obituary - Virgil Keith Winkler

Virgil Keith Winkler, age 67, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Door of Hope or the Clinton Animal Shelter and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Virgil “Keith” Winkler was born on September 22, 1954, the youngest of 6 kids to Virgil and Mary Ellen Winkler in Clinton, Missouri.

Keith was a lifelong farmer; he was also an avid bowler and loved hunting and fishing. Keith was known for being a loving dad, grandpa, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Goucher (Alisa) of Warsaw, Missouri; his two grandkids Virgil Goucher and Zolan Goucher; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Alvin Winkler (Pam) of Clinton, Missouri, Larry Winkler (Linda) of Winston, Georgia, and Rebecca Larson (Roger) of Olathe, Kansas; his nieces, Autumn Winkler, Melinda Burk and Sara Hagen in Florida; his nephews, Eric Doll, Derick Doll, David Howard and Timothy Winkler; also surviving is 10 great nieces and nephews and numerous friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his companion of 16 years, Beverley Kuehn; his parents and stepfather, Harold Brown; his grandparents, Ed and Nannie Pfister and Ollie Hodges and Harry Winkler; his twin sisters, Nancy and Patsy Winkler, and his nephew John Paul Bivens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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