Lucille E. Winking
Lucille E. Winking, age 94, of the St. Vincent Home, formerly of 608 Cedar, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in St. Vincent Home. She was born on April 10, 1925 in Quincy, the daughter of Alfred H. & Margaret E. (Eing) Winking. She was a graduate of St. John Grade School and Quincy Notre Dame High School.
Lucille was a former long-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Lucille had many occupations over the years. Her first job was at Quincy Specialty Company where she made doctors' uniforms among other things. She then went to Keifer Printing. From there, Lucille went to Omaha Nebraska Radio School where she made radios and even made one for herself. She then went to United Airlines in Chicago and to their school. After this, she went to LaGuardia Field Airport and worked at the airlines. When the war was over and the boys were coming home, they took over those jobs and so she came back to Quincy. Here Lucille worked at Western Union Telegraph and then at PepsiCo until her retirement.
In her young and fun days Lucille and her friends would meet at the Silver Moon Tavern and then to Settles Piano Bar on 8th and State. They would stop by a few taverns and drink a beer. Then they would call a taxi and go home. Lucille also loved camping and traveling with friends.
Lucille is survived by several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM in Calvary Cemetery. There is no visitation, but friends are invited to the graveside services. Lucille will also be remembered at a mass at 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent Home Activities Fund, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or to the K of C TV Mass for Shut-Ins.
- Best neighbor ever. Beautiful lady!
- My condolences to the family. As one of the cousins I remember the fun times.