August 7, 1927 - May 15, 2022
Saturday, June 4th from 9-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Glen Rest Memorial Estate
Christine D. Winkelman, age 94, of Westerville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Born Christine Dieudonne Beekink in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia in 1927, she was one of four children. After marrying Max Winkelman in Indonesia in 1947, the couple moved to the Netherlands, where their three sons, Jack, Leo, and Martin were born. The family immigrated to the United States in 1959. Christine was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, and a dear friend. She kept a welcoming home and beautiful gardens which were once recognized in the annual Westerflora garden tour. She was a delightful hostess and a talented home chef and baker who took pride in her cultural heritage through food. She was quite talented in embroidery, sewing, and knitting. Christine and Max enjoyed traveling and together explored many parts of the world. They stayed closely connected to relatives in the Netherlands and other parts of the United States, visiting often. Christine enjoyed a long and full life and was a joyful and positive person, though her life was not without hardship. She suffered the tragic loss of a child twice; her sons Jack Winkelman in 1971 and Martin Winkelman in 1997. Her beloved husband, Max Winkelman also preceded her in death in 2013. Christine is survived by her son, Leo Winkelman; granddaughters, Michelle Winkelman and Nicole Winkelman, their spouses, and their mother, Monique Winkelman; and 3 great-grandchildren, Tristan, Flynn, and Harper. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, June 4th, from 9-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home 55 East Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081. Christine will be laid to rest at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Capital City Hospice.