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Alice Catherine (Winkler) Mayer

Nov 19, 1933 - Jun 08, 2020


Alice Catherine (Winkler) Mayer, age 86, from Sheboygan, WI passed away due to complications with pneumonia, on June 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 19, 1933 in Sheboygan, WI to John and Dorothy (Braun) Winkler,
she was the youngest of 5 sisters who were inseparable growing up. This bond continued into their adult years…with the addition of their husbands who lovingly joked about the “Winkler” sisters.

She attended Holy Name of Jesus Grade School and Sheboygan North High School Class of 1951. She was also a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and committed herself to saying the rosary daily.

Alice was united in marriage to Robert J. Mayer on June 2, 1956 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Sheboygan. They were married for 64 years. Together they had 4 children.

Alice was a dedicated homemaker. She previously worked at St. Nicholas Hospital in the Medical Records Department for 4 years, and was proud to be partially responsible for starting the first cancer record registry in Sheboygan. Alice was also Vice President of the Home and School, Cub Scouts Den Mother and helped at the voting polls. She so enjoyed 24 years working on the Immaculate Conception Bingo Committee, and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent working with the committee members. Alice also was very involved organizing class reunions of both Holy Name Grade School and Sheboygan North High School.

Survivors include her husband Robert: two sons, Mark (Lori) Mayer, Sheboygan; Tim (Patty) Mayer, Sheboygan; and two daughters, Carleen (Kevin) Widder of Plymouth, WI; and Karen Mayer of Sheboygan. Grandchildren, Clay Mayer of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ashley (Alan) Klemme of Green Bay, WI; Amanda Mayer and Dylan Mayer, both from Sheboygan; Joseph (Kayla) Widder of Sheboygan; Jared (Ann Marie) Widder of San Diego, CA; Adam Widder of Milwaukee, WI; Angel (Joe) Demey of Sheboygan. She is also blessed with 7 great grandchildren, Nora Mayer, Lucas and Isaac Widder, Theodore, Leena and Claire Widder, and Elhyme Demey. She is further survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Evelyn Mayer of Howards Grove; and many nieces, nephews and cousins all of whom she loved dearly.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in-law, Louis and Mary Mayer; her 4 sisters, Marian (Wesley) Lesperance; Dorothy (Bob) Heus; Lucille (John) Carpenter and Elaine (Richard) Gries.

Alice enjoyed spending time playing Bingo, one of her favorite past times. It is there that she enjoyed the companionship of family and many friends that also shared that passion. She also will be remembered for her toting around candy for those who crossed her path, her way of spreading happiness. She was well known for her gift wrapping skills and holiday decorating.

Our family would like to thank the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and St. Nicholas Hospital, especially Karen Knaak, for their tender loving care. We would also like to recognize the compassionate staff at Meadow View Health Services for their amazing support and care of Alice’s husband, Bob, and our family during these difficult circumstances.

Due to the current health circumstances, a private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish. During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining our “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be hand written and giving to the family to remind the family of your love and support.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home of Sheboygan is assisting the family at this time. Memorial contributions and condolences are appreciated in Alice’s memory may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

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Nicholas Derek Jones

Sending peace and healing to your family. 'A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.' - Maya Angelou

MaryDonna & Orville Froh

Dear Bob & Family: So sad to hear about Alice. Bob, you will remember all the good times we had with you and Alice at many of the IC Home & School activities including dances, picnics and house parties. We were all part of an IC group that stayed close for many years. We have not forgotten those wonderful years of friendship. Our sincerest sympathy to your entire a Family. With Love, MaryDonna & Orvxx

Jenny McClellan

My deepest sympathy to the Mayer family. Alice will be truly missed at Meadowview. Her smiling face was a blessing to see every time she would Visit Bob. And yes, I will miss the yummy candy she would give us! Hold onto the memories of your wonderful mother.

Roman Ross

My dear friends I am heart broken hearing of the passing of your mother. I wish I could be there to give you love and support during this difficult time. I pray that your God gives you the faith, strength, and hope needed at this time and that you be able to celebrate your mother (grandmothers) life. God's blessings to all of you. Charlie Ross

Breia Fleisner

Geri (Mayer) Cook

Rest in peace Aunt Alice! Prayers for you and your family.

Kathy & Richard Loveless


Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Uncle Bobby and Aunt Alice.

Bill &Judy Dern

Rest in peace Aunt Alice. Prayers.

Nancy Totzke

May the passion your mom had for her love and kindness to all she met hold you close and help you through these difficult times. She always had that smile that warmed our hearts. RIP Alice. You gave your best to all our lives.