Mark Leonard Winkler
Nov 26, 1954 – Dec 28, 2017
Preceded in death by, parents, Leonard and Skeets Winkler. Survived by wife, Lori; children: Liz Tipton (Daniel), Kara Pella (Clint), and Eric Winkler; grandson, Henry Pella; many, many other loving family members.
Mark was born in Wichita, KS. He was a proud alumnus of Wichita State University, served on the National Advisory Council, and was a loyal Shocker fan.
Mark recently retired as an executive of Union Pacific Railroad after 38 years of service. He was dedicated to his profession as an economist and to improving the lives of others through economic literacy as an educator at UNO and as Chairman for the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. He was a mentor, confidant, and friend to his many colleagues in all his personal and professional endeavors.
Above all Mark loved his family. He is deeply missed as a husband, father and grandfather.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Council on Economic Education or Wichita State University Foundation.
Deepest sympathy on your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Mark will be remembered??
Mark was such a caring friend to so many, a gentle and wise spirit and someone we will always be proud to call our friend. Even as he struggled with his Cancer he stayed upbeat and tried so hard to keep the mood light and hopeful with his friends and family. The loss of having Mark on this Earth is tough for all ( family , friends, co-workers ) ,but we are all better for knowing him and we know his spirit will abide in many of us well into the future. God Bless his beautiful wife and family , Mark is one we all have no doubt is sitting at the feet of our Lord.
Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. It was a pleasure working with Mark in HR. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Mark was one of the finest and nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and work with. His pleasant personality and eagerness to help others at any time made him special. It truly was a privilege to be his friend and colleague. I want to express my deepest sympathy to Lori and their children — Mark was always so proud of all of you!
Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Lori, Julia and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many good memories of both you and Mark from the time we worked together at Union Pacific.
With deepest sympathy,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for Mark and the family.
Lori and family, we were so saddened to learn of Mark’s passing today. He was a dedicated man – both professionally and personally. He was a wonderful husband and a loving father and now will be your guardian angel. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. God Bless, Ruthie and Stan
Lori, Liz, Kara & Eric,
My love to your beautiful family. Beautiful defines the Winkler family. Hugs and prayers.
Lori, so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a true role model on integrity and optimism. I greatly treasured the opportunity to work with him and send prayers for your family.
My Dear Lori and family. I am sorry and sad to hear about Mark. Had no idea about is illness. I still remember his warm smile and friendliness every time I saw him at work. A very gentle and kind man. I know that out of great sadness comes great love. My love I send to you and yours. May the Lord comfort and bless you, Lori and Your Family. Love you, Karen.
Lori my heart goes out to you and your family during this very dark time. Mark was such a special, person and will be sorely missed by many. I loved his wit, kindness, passion and uncompromising integrity. I remember with fondest our early days together in Finance and cherish the friendship that grew through the many years that followed. Yes, Mark was very special and I will miss him. My deepest condolences to the Winkler family
Lori and Family: Our hearts go out to you. Mark was a great man. The UP family lost one of the best. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Lori and Family, we were surprised and saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. We fondly remember our early years in Union Pacific’s Finance Department, our friendships and your wonderful wedding in Kansas City. We will always remember Mark as one of the finest individuals we have known. Mark was never rattled, always calm and steady under pressure. He was proud of his wife and daughters and grandson. Mark had this amazing dry wit that made you smile. That is how we will remember Mark! Our thoughts, prayers and love, Doug and Nancy
Remembering Mark as a dedicated father to Liz and a wonderfully affirming man to anyone he encountered. My prayers are with Lori and all his wonderful family. May Mark’s gentle strength continue to be a presence in your lives.
I just learned the news of Mark’s passing just today. He was a wonderful man, loving husband, and father. My heartfelt condolences to Lori, Liz, Kara and Eric. Im in shock.
So sorry for your loss, deepest sympathies and comforting thoughts for all the family during this difficult time.
Mark, Jody and family.
Lori and Family,
It was sad to hear of Mark’s passing. While it has been many years, I remember the wonderful times with you and Mark, then Liz and then Kara. Mark was a great dad and loving husband. He always had a smile, but had a calm demeanor about him. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
Lori and family,
It’s been many years since I worked at Union Pacific, but I remember Mark very fondly. He was such a kind and good man who always seemed to have a smile. I am very sorry for your loss.
Lori and family,
It’s been many years, but I remember Mark’s calm economist demeanor well. Lori I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy and Vince Shay send our condolences on your loss of husband, father & friend. Peace be with you.