Jeanette Marian Winking

Jeanette Marian Winking, of Indianapolis, IN formerly of Quincy, IL passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023, in her home just a few days after celebrating her 92nd birthday surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born in Quincy on August 20, 1931, the daughter of Henry and Alvina (Mescher) Terwelp.

She attended St. Francis Grade School and graduated from Quincy Notre Dame High School. She worked at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. with her best friend Mary (Juett) Ludwig from 1949-1960.

Jeanette married Marvin Winking on June 18th,1960 in Quincy. They shared 63 beautiful years as husband and wife traveling, gardening, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Although Quincy was their permanent residence, they built a vacation home together on Mark Twain Lake which became a hub for family gatherings and recreation.

Jeanette and Marvin were very proud of their hometown, and they served their community together, always seeking to make it a better place.  As a team they volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities Food Pantry and participated in St. Peter’s Perpetual Adoration. Jeanette also served as a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick, and when her children were in school, she helped at-risk youth through the Head Start program at Madison Elementary School.

Jeanette first discovered her artistic side engaging in craft projects at the Quincy Senior Center and eventually grew into a true artisan. She became adept at working in stained glass creating hanging panels, delicate jewelry boxes, and gorgeous stained-glass lamps and overhead lights. All of these are cherished pieces that can be found today in her children’s and grandchildren’s homes. Jeanette was a long-time member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy IL and later became a faithful member of Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In addition to her husband Marvin, survivors include their children: Brad Winking and wife Shelley of McKinney TX; Deborah Contino and husband Peter of Fort Collins CO; and Lori Bisser and husband Brad of Indianapolis IN.

Their grandchildren– Kristen (Winking) Robinson and husband Will, Alex Winking and wife Kristen, Gabe, Isabella, Sophia and Max Contino, Andrew, Nicholas, and Margeaux Jeanette Bisser; and six great grandchildren–Carson, Clara Jeanette, Ellie, Cade Robinson and James and Emelia Winking.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents Alvina and Henry Terwelp, three brothers and their wives, Virgil and Marian, Herbert and Florence, Donald and Dora and their daughter Sandy; a sister-in-law, Betty and her husband EJ Boll and their son Steve; and a granddaughter Kayla Rose Winking.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2023, at the Church of St. Peter. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 at the Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church, Quincy Senior Center in Quincy, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN.

Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301


  1. Sarah Bonness on August 29, 2023 at 9:59 am

    So many memories of the both of you volunteering together. God bless you.

  2. Ed & Linda Berry on August 29, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Marvin & family ,
    We have very fond memories of you & Jeanette being great landlords @ 208 1/2 So.12th St. When we where 1st married almost 57 yrs.ago . Speak of you guys often when we pass by . What a full life she had , cherish all the memories , but it’s alway so hard to have to say Good Bye . Our heart felt sympathy ,
    Ed & Linda Berry

  3. Cynthia Haney on August 30, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Lovely lady who was loved dearly, and now she will be loved even more in the arms of our heavenly Father.

  4. Dennis and Sharon Lisenbee and family on August 30, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Our deepest sympathy. She was a great Aunt and person, she will be missed.

  5. Mike McCaughey on August 31, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Sorry for your loss Debbie.

  6. Teri Allensworth on September 1, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Beth Scholz on September 4, 2023 at 7:06 am

    Prayers of peace and comfort Winkings, Contino’s, Bisser’s, Terwelps. Mrs Winkings laugh and “Jeanetteisms” ring in my ears and heart. What a wonderful woman that loved with all of her heart ❤️

  8. Carol (Venvertloh) Wiemelt on September 6, 2023 at 8:23 am

    So sorry for your loss, Debbie.

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