May 21, 2024

Garnet Ann Van Winkle

April 22, 2024

Garnet Ann Van Winkle

Garnet Ann Van Winkle, age 81 of Monroe, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Newton Healthcare Center.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Prairie City Church of The Brethren.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Prairie City Church of the Brethren.  Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City Church of the Brethren or the PCM Food Pantry and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Raymond Paul and Esther Virginia (Hoover) Stoner, Garnet was born on January 28, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa.  She graduated from LDF Community School in 1961 and went on to receive her Junior Accounting degree from AIB in 1962.  On September 1, 1972, she was united in marriage to Larry Lee Van Winkle at the First Friends Church in Des Moines.  Garnet worked for Ruan Companies, Craven Transport and the Boy Scouts.  As a faithful member of the Prairie City Church of the Brethren, she taught Sunday School Classes, young adult to adult; served on various committees; was moderator and volunteered in the Women’s Fellowship.  She received A Full Measure award at the Boy Scout Meaningful Life Events.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kevin (Kristine) Van Winkle, Lonny (Julie) Van Winkle and Amber (Dan) Nickelson; grandchildren, Jacob Van Winkle, Trent Nickelson and Kate Nickelson; four step grandchildren and 13 step great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Elaine Hand; brothers, Howard (Margaret) Stoner and Alan Stoner; Sisters-in-law, Janet Stoner and Janeene Stoner; an aunt and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband in 2022; a brother, Donald and a brother-in-law, Bill Hand.