Dorothy Winkelmann


Dorothy Winkelmann, 81, of Anamosa, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at Jones Regional Medical Center following a heart attack.

The family greeted friends from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.

Funeral services will be held in Kenosha, Wis. at a later date. Burial will be in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park in Kenosha. Please visit and share your thoughts, memories, condolences with Dorothy’s family.

Dorothy Jane Gross was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Kenosha, Wis. the daughter of Adolf and Dorothy (Uelmen) Gross. She attended schools in Kenosha and later graduated from St. Mary High School in Racine, Wis. in the class of 1957. She married George Winkelmann Oct. 20, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha.

She worked at Warwick’s Electronics as a television assembler and later at Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop as she raised her family. She then worked at G. Leblanc Incorporated as an assembler of musical instruments. She retired in 2007.

She was a past member of the American Legion Post in Somers, Wis. and a present member of the American Legion Post in Anamosa. She enjoyed golf and, being very good at it, won many competitions. She also enjoyed bowling, both in leagues and for fun. She liked taking day trips with George, playing cards and putting together puzzles.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years George; her children, Scott Winkelmann and Tammy (Duane) Lupia; grandchildren, Eric Lupia, and Stefany (Nathan) Lupia-Glassmeyer; great-grandson Bennett Glassmeyer; her siblings: Edna Gross, Adelphia (Robert) Scaman, Noreen (Robert) Horton, Marilyn (Steve) Butowski, Debbie (Steve) Cannon, Theresa Gross, Bernard (Sally) Gross and Brian (Karen) Gross; brother-in-law, Louis (Mae) Winkelmann; sister-in-law, Alice Daly, as well as by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Leon Gross, Werner Gross, Milton Gross and Arleen Gross-Neu; brother-in-law, Dick Daly, sister and brother-in-law, Jean and George Bakka and sister-in-law, Betty Jarvis.

The family would like to thank the staff of Jones Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care she received.

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