Dollie Winkler


Dollie M. Winkler

October 27, 1939 - July 10, 2017


Dollie M. Winkler, 77, of Creston, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

Dollie was born Oct. 27, 1939 in Akron to Harry and Dollie (Ball) Dollar and operated Dollie’s Pizza Shop in Seville and had worked with husband at Winkler Tire in Sterling.  Dollie had made her home in Sterling prior to moving to Creston and was a member of the Creston Moose Lodge 1224 and the National Riffle Assoc. Dollie was a dog rescuer who always loved her dogs and who enjoyed spending time at the family farm in Southern Ohio.  She will be sadly missed.

Surviving are her husband, James A. Winkler whom she married on Dec. 30, 1987; daughters, Cynthia and Andrew Kason of Chippewa Lake and Sherrie Ratliff and John Carano of Massillon; step-daughter, Audrey and Bob Kaftan of Seattle, WA and step-son, Rod and Carol Winkler of Wadsworth and 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Cliff Dollar.

Family services will be held.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorials may be made to Canaan Township Fire and Rescue, PO Box 25, Creston, OH 44217 or to PAWS doe Purple Hearts, PO Box 1209, Merrifield, VA 22116-1209.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.


Name: The Beerys

To Dollie's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio


Name: Norma(Beery)Spence

To The Family and Friends of Dollie
You have my Deepest Sympathy
My Prayers and thoughts go all out to you
God Bless all of you
Norma(Beery) Spence
Hudson Ohio


Name: Eileen and Ron Chaffin

We are so sorry to hear of Dollie's passing. She was a great lady and we always enjoyed conversations with her. She will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to the family. Ron and Eileen Chaffin


Name: Nancy (Koch) Winkler

You have my deepest sympathy.  I always enjoyed stopping in at Winkler Tire and talking with Dollie and Jim.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Nancy (Koch) Winkler 



Name: Faye Shumaker

Jim - so sorry to hear of Dollie's death.  We enjoyed keeping up with each other through email and I have great memories of the weekend the two of you spent with Bobby and me in Virginia. Take care of yourself and I hope to get to Creston again someday to visit. 


Name: Diana Bowman

 So sorry for your loss; to Jim and the the family. She put on a smiling face and always friendly. A fantastic lady! She can be free to take big long breath may she have peace.







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