Beverly Winkler

EAST KINGSFORD – Beverly J. (Smith) Winkler, 66, of East Kingsford, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Milton and June (Carle) Smith.

Beverly graduated from Kingsford High School in 1966. She worked for many years at Evergreen Assisted Living. Bev enjoyed knitting, reading, and watching romance movies.

She is survived by her fianc, Frank Forrest Sr. of Escanaba; two children, Tim (Annie) Groeneveld of Jacksonville, Fla., and Trisha (Leland) Steppig of Sagola; two brothers, Robert Smith Sr. of Kingsford and Allen Smith of Quinnesec; six grandchildren, Aimi, Michael, Justin, Michael, David and Chad; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Lilly; and nieces and nephews.

Bev was preceded in death by one son, Todd Groeneveld in 1992.

Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Larry Neargarth will officiate.

Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home with the arrangements.