It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Elsie L. Winkler of Bridgewater, PA (formerly of Monaca) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the age of 92.
She will be forever remembered by her children, Barb Brabson, Bill Winkler, Dave Winkler, Amy (Ted) Holava, John (Katie) Winkler, Susan (Bob) Vlasic, Bob Winkler and Jim Winkler (Michelle).
In addition to her children, Elsie is survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sister Monna (Paul) Arch, sister-in-law Jean Pratley and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Roy; grandson Lee; great grandchild Sophie; parents Alfred and Blanche, sisters Martha and Marian; brother Tom; son-in-law Donald, daughter-in-law Lisa.
Elsie formerly worked as the head librarian at Monaca Library entering the work force when her children were older. She was a former member of Monaca United Methodist Church where she sang in the Choir.
Elsie loved to sew and garden and was an avid reader. She enjoyed many years of camping with her husband, hiking and exploring in local state parks with her children. She loved to sing (especially gospel) and was an accomplished piano player. She would tell many stories of growing up and living in Pittsburgh before moving to Monaca to raise her family.
A visitation will be held Monday, May 2 from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, PA, 724-728-4000.
We invite you to make donations to your favorite library in place of flowers.
Elsie will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts.
To share online condolences, view Elsie’s video tribute, light a memorial candle, get directions and other information, please visit Elsie’s permanent memorial at www.simpsonfuneralhome.com.