Eric T. Winkel, 30, died unexpectedly Dec. 23, 2013. He was born Oct. 4, 1983 at Great Bend, the son of Mike and Colleen Winkel.

He graduated from St. John's Military School in Salina. Eric was very proud of his accomplishments in military school. He loved life and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Jason Winkel and Alexander John Winkel; nieces Taylor, Ashley, and Kaylie Winkel, and a nephew Brendan Winkel.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Emil and Mary Hoch of Wilson, and Lucile Wiles of Cawker City.

A private memorial service has taken place.

Memorials may be made to the Eric Winkel Memorial fund in care of Larrison Mortuary 300 Country Club Rd., Pratt, KS 67124.

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