Funeral arrangements set for Huntley fire captain

  • John C. Winkelman

    John C. Winkelman

Updated 4/13/2012 6:25 PM

Funeral arrangements have been set for the Huntley fire captain who died Thursday when he was thrown from his motorcycle in a collision with a car.

The funeral for John Winkelman will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 6812 Main St., Union. A procession from the church to Marengo City cemetery will take place immediately after the funeral service.


Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cosman Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley. The fire department is planning a procession at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Winkelman, 54, of Marengo, was killed Thursday afternoon when a car pulled out in front of him from Mt. Thabor Road as he rode his Harley-Davidson along Route 176 in Crystal Lake. Police said Winkelman was thrown from the motorcycle after he struck the driver-side door of the sedan.

A 27-year-old Woodstock woman driving a Chrysler Concorde said she was attempting to cross Route 176 to Haligus Road, which is about 100 feet east of Mt. Thabor Road. The driver of the Chrysler said she saw Winkelman at the last second but could not avoid a collision.

Crystal Lake police said the crash is still under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon.

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