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In Memory of

Charles D. Van Winkle

July 26, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Obituary


Charles Van Winkle IV was born in Howell, MI, to Charles D. Van Winkle III and Katharine Adams Van Winkle, and moved to Castro Valley, CA in 1961, where he continued his teaching career. In October of 1962, he met the love of his life, Joan Riherd. They were married in 1963, and celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage.

Together they started a family and settled in Vallejo, CA, where Charles was an administrator in the Vallejo School District for many years. Later he choose another path and moved his family to Kerman, CA,...

Charles Van Winkle IV was born in Howell, MI, to Charles D. Van Winkle III and Katharine Adams Van Winkle, and moved to Castro Valley, CA in 1961, where he continued his teaching career. In October of 1962, he met the love of his life, Joan Riherd. They were married in 1963, and celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage.

Together they started a family and settled in Vallejo, CA, where Charles was an administrator in the Vallejo School District for many years. Later he choose another path and moved his family to Kerman, CA, where he has lived for 35 years enjoying his passion for farming before his passing.

Charles and Joan enjoyed many years of traveling including the South Pacific, Mexican Riveria, and their favorite destinations in Europe.
Charles was known for his sense of humor, even when it was off, and love for storytelling. His three favorite things in life were Joan, family, and his dogs.

Charles is survived by his wife Joan; daughter, Kristen Ebner and her husband Jeff; son, Charles V; and daughter Elizabeth. He has three grandchildren, Jacob and Megan Ebner, and Katharine Van Winkle.

A Graveside Service will be held at Fresno Memorial Gardens on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.