Obituary | Edward Henry Van Winkle of Gilby, North Dakota

Edward H. Van Winkle, 62, of Gilby, ND passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Edward Henry Van Winkle was born of November 14, 1960, in Jamestown, ND the son of Eugene and Aldina (Plenis) Van Winkle.  He was raised in Grand Forks and attended Grand Forks Central High School.  He went on to graduate from AVTI in Thief River Falls, MN with a specialty in aircraft mechanics.

Edward entered the United States Army on August 8, 1978, in Fargo, ND and served as a Radar Specialist and infantryman.  He was honorably discharged from active military service on October 3, 1978, at Fort Hood, Texas.  Edward married Lisa Obregon on April 7, 1984, at The First Church of God in Grand Forks.  Before living in Gilby, ND, Edward lived in Jamestown, ND, Wadena, MN, Mayville, ND, Mekinock, ND and Emerado, ND.  He was employed with Brandt Trucking until his retirement.  He enjoyed disc golf, Phase 10, cribbage and going to Minnesota Vikings football games.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; his son, Edward (Cricket) Van Winkle II; grandchildren, Aaron Belgarde, Noah Van Winkle, Isiah Van Winkle and Edward Van Winkle III; step-grandchildren, Brady Zimmerman, Wyatt Waldron and Claire Waldron; a brother, Henry Van Winkle; stepsisters, Cathy Burtz and Suzy Enge; stepparents, Don and Shirley Van Sickle and mother-in-law, Epifania Obregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Duane Van Winkle and a sister, Cathy Snyder.

 A Celebration of Life:  Will be held in the later spring or early summer of 2023.