Recent Stayton Obituaries





Michael Alexander “Alex” Winkles
November 5, 1961 – April 22, 2012

Stayton – Alex was born in Henagar, AL. to Rayford and Marion Winkles. He moved to Scio as a teenager where he graduated high school. Alex married Karen Basl in 1982 at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton. He was a long haul truck driver for 15 years, self-employed for 7 of them. Alex also had  Associate’s degrees in criminology and welding. He enjoyed military history, logging, working in the yard, where he had many flower boxes he had made, and his pets.

Alex is survived by his wife Karen of Stayton; brother: William Winkles of Spartanburg, SC; sisters: Alina Winkles of Collinsville, AL., Sharon Abercrombie of Tamassee, SC., and Christy Poston of Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother John Roush. The family would like to thank Odyssey hospice, especially Joni for their compassionate care. At his request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Gospel Mission or Odyssey hospice. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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