Rita Irene Winkel, 94, passed away peacefully June 18, 2018 at her home outside of Coupeville with family nearby. Rita and her husband Robert C. Winkel (deceased 1991) moved to the area in 1984. Rita leaves behind three children, one grandchild, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rita was a SPAR in the Coast Guard women’s auxiliary during WWII. She was a professional educator specializing in reading disabilities and derived much joy from helping people to learn. She had a passion for swimming, playing bridge and instructing others in those activities. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville.
A memorial service is scheduled for noon on July 17 at Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rita’s life.
Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Please visit Rita’s page in the Book of Memories online at www.wallinfu neralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.