In Loving Memory

Arnold Charles "Wink" Winkelmann

Arnold Charles "Wink" Winkelmann
February 22, 1946
December 20, 2023
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Arnold was born in Alice, Texas on February 22, 1946 to Arnold R. and Esther Winkelmann. He was a graduate of Brenham High School, member of the Texas National Guard, and worked as a lineman for Houston Lighting and Power/CenterPoint Energy for 36 years until retirement. Wink and his beloved wife Beverly moved to Hempstead, TX in 2014 when they built their dream retirement home. Wink and Beverly were involved in numerous activities, including traveling, antiquing, attending horseshows, hosting parties, and just enjoying each other’s company around the Cross in the Ring Ranch. Wink’s favorite hobby was hunting with his lifelong hunting buddies. His other hobbies included fishing, cooking for his friends and family, horseback riding, and working cows with his cowboy friends. His heroes were John Wayne and the bigger than life Boots O Neal. He was content living the modest cowboy life centered on his savior Jesus Christ.

Wink is preceded in death by his parents Arnold R. and Esther Winkelmann, brother-in-law Joe Hardin, and mother-in-law Doris Snowden.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Snowden Winkelmann, son Eric Winkelmann and wife Michelle, son Jason Winkelmann, stepdaughter Leslie Taylor and husband Dan, stepson Richard Bregenzer Jr. and fiancée Andrea Elizondo, chosen children Jason and Courtney Powers, grandchildren Alec Winkelmann, Sierra Winkelmann, Ty Winkelmann, Emma Taylor, Jackson Taylor, Bayleigh Williams, and Colton Powers, sister Katy Lou Hardin and family, father-in-law Jack Snowden, brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Lynn Nelms and family, brother and sister-in-law Donald and Tammy Snowden and family, his beloved aunt Mary Winkelmann, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wink was called home peacefully on December 20, 2023. He was a member of Pattison United Methodist Church, 3711 Avenue H at Highway 359, Pattison, TX 77466 where his celebration of life will be held on January 8, 2024, at 10:30 am.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pattison United Methodist Church.