Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Tampico Tornado, Tampico, Illinois
September 25, 1941 - Thursday
HOWARD RAYMOND WINCHELL
Howard Winchell, 37, of Chicago, passed away at his home at 3:45 last Thursday morning following a long illness. He had been bedfast for six months. Mr. Winchell was a native of Tampico having moved to Chicago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winchell when a boy. Until illness prevented he was employed as a departmental manager of the Buick-Oak Park Co.
He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie Kraft of Sterling, to whom he was married in 1925; one son Howard Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winchell of Chicago, a brother Lawrence of Chicago, and one sister, Gladys Winchell, at teacher in Peoria.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Chicago.
The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
September 27, 1941 - Saturday, pg 4
HOWARD RAYMOND WINCHELL
Howard Raymond Winchell, elder son and second child of Foster E. and Minnie E. Winchell, was born on a farm near Tampico, Feb. 8, 1904, and departed this life on Sept. 18, 1941 in Chicago, at the age of 37 years, seven months and 10 days.
His boyhood was spent in Tampico where he attended grade and high school. At the age of 17 he professed faith in his Lord and joined the Christian church. He never wavered from his belief and lived a true Christian life, despite his long suffering and intense pain, to the end.
On Feb. 15, 1925 he was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Kraft of Sterling. Soon afterward they moved to Rockford, where they resided a short time, then moving to Chicago, where they have since resided. One son, Howard Wayne, was born to this union.
In his latter years he was employed by the Oak Park Motor Sales and there, as everywhere he went, he had many friends. His employer, Mr. Perry, and his fellow employees know him as a fine example of manhood.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his ever devoted wife Bessie, a son, Howard Wayne, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winchell; a brother, Lawrence of Chicago, and a sister, Gladys Winchell of Peoria. Besides these near relatives he leaves a host of friends whom he merited with his unselfishness and his interest in his family and acquaintances.
At his death one need not ask where he will spend his eternal life, for he is going from this world of pain to a place where there is no suffering.
Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at the Kampp chapel, Chicago, with Rev. F. F. Bosworth officiating. A male quartet sang, "Going Home," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Safely and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling." There were many beautiful floral tributes.
The pallbearers were friends and fellow workers: Harry Morgan, Wm. Riston, Jeffry Garrot, Otto Saffron, Harry Simpson, L. F. Feehan. Interment was at Arlington.
Friends and relatives from this vicinity attending funeral services were: M. R. Thackaberry, Mrs. E. H. Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Wells, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Darnell, Miss Margaret Thackaberry, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kraft and Mrs. Cecil Seeley, Mrs. W. G. Winchell, Mrs. James Hurbel and daughter Beverly of Galesburg, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kenney of Rockford.
The Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
September 19, 1941 - Friday
WINCHELL: - Howard R. Winchell, September 18, 19041, of 5356 Madison St., beloved husband of Bessie, nee Kraft, father of Howard Wayne, son of F.E. and Minnie E. Winchell, brother of Laurence and Gladys. Resting at funeral home, 318-320 N. Central Ave., Austin. Funeral Saturday 1:30 p.m. Interment: Arlington.