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Rita Winkelpleck

May 3, 1946 — August 24, 2021


Rita Kay Winkelpleck, 75, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at her home in Grundy Center while under the care of UnityPoint Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family. Messages of condolences may be left at

Rita was born on May 3, 1946 in Dennison, Iowa to her parents Harold and Verna Vehrs. Rita was united in marriage to John Winkelpleck on May 1, 1969 in Bouton, Iowa, they resided in Grundy Center most of their life. Together they welcomed 4 children into their family. Rita enjoyed camping, playing cards, cooking for her family and was a huge Willie Nelson fan. She had a huge heart and her true joy in life came from spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rita is survived by her children, James (Melanie) Winkelpleck, Wendy (Jason) Monaghan, Angie (Scott) Darge and Cory (Stephanie) Winkelpleck; grandchildren, Brandon, Ben, Brooke, Alicia, Cody, Chelsea, Shirley Paige, William, David and Neva; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Winkelpleck; and sisters Verna Stracke and Jan Miskimins.

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