Wanda Renee Winkler Witkowski, 58 of Merrillville, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2023. She was born August 29, 1964, in Valparaiso, IN to Harold and Carlyn (Cannon) Winkler. Wanda graduated from Morgan Township High School. She made her career running a daycare out of her home. Wanda truly had a love for children, and a gift for caring for them. She attended church services at the Brickyard Nursing Home in Merrillville, where she lived. In her spare time, Wanda enjoyed researching genealogy and family ancestry. She will be remembered as a loving and caring woman, who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Wanda is survived by her mother, Carlyn Winkler; brother, Wayne Winkler; sister, Anna Winkler; aunts: Kathleen Robertson and Sally (Joe) Spencer; and many loving uncles, cousins, and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Winkler; and grandparents: Melvin and Laura Cannon, and Lawrence and Orvilla Winkler.
A Celebration of Wanda’s life will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2023. At Mulberry Church, 207 S. Main Street, Kouts, IN 46347.
Dear Carlyn, Anna and Wayne, My heartfelt sympathy to you all. With love and prayers, -Peg Raderstorf
You were an amazing person. I loved having u as an aunt to me even if not blood related. You were there for my mom when she had me. U will always be my aunt. Love and miss u like crazy. Now u can fly with the angels. -Dayna R Zell
My heart goes out to all of you. - Ron George Witkowski
She was dear friend as well as a cousin I am so at a loss she was such a beautiful person and I loved hanging out with her and speaking to her she will be greatly missed by me and my famiy Fly high my friend you are now free. With a true love in my heart - Catherine Winkler
My sympathies to the family of these sweet ladies! -Jane Witkowski