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Mrs. Pamela “Pam” A. Winkler,
64, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 4:09 am Friday, February 14, 2020 at
Seminary Manor Nursing Home.
Pam was born December 2, 1955
in Galesburg the daughter of David and M. Virgene Toland Winkler. She married her
soul mate, Paul Gillaspie on February 29, 2016 in Galesburg.
Pam is survived by her loving
husband, Paul of Galesburg; her cousins, Kelly (Dr. James) Semrau of Racine,
Wisconsin, Todd Winkler of Alexis, Illinois, Stacey (Ken) Clark of Dallas,
Texas and Tricia Johnson of Annapolis, Maryland and her sister-in-law, Donna
Olson of Burlington, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents and her
cousin, Kim Winkler Boelkes in 2007.
Pam owned and operated Pet
Pals, a professional pet sitter service, for over 25 years. She graduated from
Alexis High school in 1972. Pam was a licensed pilot and flight instructor for
many years. She also had worked as casino dealer. Pam also was a licensed
cosmetologist, holding her license for many years. To say Pam was an avid animal
lover would be an understatement. Pet sitting was one of her greatest joys.
A Memorial Service is
scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral
Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel. Her cousin, Kelly Semrau will
officiate. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 am Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will
be in Alexis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Knox Pet Clinic, 658 W.
Main Street, Galesburg, Illinois, 61401. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.