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Funeral services will take place on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

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In memory of

Orlin Winkowitsch

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City at the age of 96

Orlin L. Winkowitsch was born September 28, 1920, on a farm near Wall, SD, the son of Albert T. and Olga K. (Pien) Winkowitsch. He grew up and received his elementary education at the Lake Hill District 39 prior to graduating in 1939 from Wall High School.

     He served in the US Army Corp from 1942 until August 1945, serving  at Lincoln Air Force Base, in Lincoln, NE. Orlin was invited to participate in spring training camp for the Detroit Tigers, as well as the Cleveland Indians.  Upon returning to Wall, he owned and operated a farm-ranch north of town from 1948 until retiring in 1983.

     United in marriage on June 25,1968, to Lourine Hamm Smart, they made their home on the farm-ranch until 1993, when they moved to Rapid City, where they have resided since.

    Orlin was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Carroll-McDonald American Legion Post #246, both of Wall. He was also a member of the Crescent Masonic Lodge #210 and the Wall Lions Club. From 1950 – 1970, he served  as an ASCS Committeeman, and was the pitcher for the Quinn and Wall baseball teams for many years. While living in Rapid City, Orlin was a very active member at Canyon Lake Senior Center and the "Sons of Norway". He especially enjoyed his time spent with the Norwegian folk dancers.

     Survivors include his wife Lourine, of Rapid City, and five step-children; Del Rene Smart (David Walker) of Annapolis, Maryland,  Robb (Rebecca) Smart  of Wasilla, Alaska, Todd Smart of  Phoenix, Arizona, Timm (Mary) Smart of Kodiak, Alaska, and Keith (Susan) Smart of Eagle Butte, South Dakota. He was “Grampa Wink” to 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren,  and “Uncle Orlin” to eight nieces and nephews: Virgene, John, Helen, Delbert, Frances, Karen, Beverly, Dorothy Smallfield, and their families; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

     Orlin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother,  Melvin Winkowitsch, and two sisters, Ione McGregor and  Beatrice Smallfield. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 27, at the Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Russell Masartis officiating.

Interment with military honors will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

There will be a reception following the graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at the Minneluzahan Senior Center (315 N. 4th St.) in Rapid City.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Legion Post #246, and the Cresent Masonic Lodge #210, both of Wall.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota
Pastor Russell Masartis
Dorothy Shearer - Pianist
Congregational Hymns
“In The Garden”
“Hymn of Promise”
Piano Solo
“Somewhere My Love”
Wayne Davis - Jerry Johannesen
Todd Smart - Robb Smart
Timm Smart - Keith Smart
David Walker - Bruce Wickard
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

  • Xa2U0C xnxx ~ Merziuziy hWBosxGBSRQ (6/29/2021)
  • Lourine and families--Our sympathy to each of you. We of course knew Orlin all of our lives!!! I so enjoyed him at the day center-we'd share Wall stories and people. Now he will rest in peace. ~ edlinda eisenbraun Rapid City, SD (2/28/2017)
  • Orlin, was one SPECIAL man. ~ kendall kjerstad Wasta,SD (2/27/2017)
  • I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I hope you may find comfort at Revelation 21:4, “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” We can look forward to the time when God will take away all reasons for distress and he even gives us a hope of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful hope, you can visit ~ Emily (2/27/2017)
  • Our deepest sympathy, Lourine and family. Wink was a kind and gentle soul. ~ Steve and Lana Ruppert Fayetteville, GA (2/27/2017)
  • Sorry to hear this sad news. Onlin will be missed. ~ Jim Doyle Flandreau, SD (2/25/2017)
  • I was so very sorry to hear of Orlin's passing. For nearly 20 years he was a wonderful and faithful volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He volunteered literally thousands of hours at Canyon Lake Senior Center, Ft. Mead Veterans Hospital, the Meals Program and various other places. Not only was he a wonderful volunteer, he was a very kind gentleman that will be missed for a very long time. My sincere condolences to Lourine and the rest of his famil. ~ Angie Weeks, Director RSVP Rapid City, SD (2/24/2017)
  • My sincere sympathy to you, Lourine and family. My husband, Alvin Frisk served in the AirFoece at Lincoln, Nebraska during World War II and became friends at that time. My son, Douglas Frisk lives in Rapid City and notified me of Orlan's death. He lived s good long life. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these days. It was good to meet you some years ago Lourine, when we met for coffee at Wall Drug on my way home from Rapid City. Sincerely, Phyllis Frisk ~ Phyllis Frisk Akron, Iowa (2/24/2017)
  • We are very sorry for your loss. Orlin was such a nice person, we always enjoyed visiting with him. ~ Kent & Kelly Lurz Wall, SD (2/23/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss, he was one nice guy ~ Betty Bryan Rapid City (2/23/2017)
  • I am sorry to hear of Orlins passing, Lorraine and kids! God bless you at this time! ~ Nancy Hughes Brooks Rapid City, SD (2/22/2017)
  • So sorry to hear about Orlin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~ Jill Kjerstad Rapid City (2/22/2017)