George (Rick) Winkle


Nov. 9, 2019 — George (Rick) Winkle (pictured, right)  passed away while surrounded by his family on Sept. 18, 2019.

Rick was the son of Barbara Richards and George Winkle Sr., born on March 24, 1955, in Gooding, Idaho.

He is survived by his loving son Kyle Winkle (pictured, left); his five siblings: Louise, John, David, Charles and Frieda; and many, many family members — both by relation as well as family by choice.

Rick was a man who valued the right thing to do over what was easy and loved all who came across his path.

He lit up our lives with the warmth of his heart and kindness.

He taught us how to fly a kite; he changed us with his friendship and showed us what loving well looked and felt like.

He will be missed immeasurably.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. at in Fall City, Wash., at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church (6017 SE Fish Hatchery Rd.), on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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