Remembering John Winkelmann

John Winkelmann conducting field research with students
The late Professor Emeritus of biology, John Winkelmann, conducting field research with students

It is with great sorrow that we share that Professor Emeritus John Winkelmann passed away on October 13th, 2020. John taught biology at Gettysburg College for 50 years, beginning in the Centennial year of the battle (1963) and retiring in its Sesquicentennial anniversary. These significant years seem apt bookends for a memorable career.

We invite you to read John’s obituary, which is a fitting tribute to his life: please free to share a memory with John’s wife, Helen, and their family on the virtual tribute wall. We are sure that your stories from field trips, research abroad or other events will bring comfort to them at this time of deep sadness.

An image of Professor John Winkelmann's mouse
The Winkelmann Mouse (above) was discovered by John on a collection trip in Mexico and named in his honor.

The Gettysburg College community extends its deepest condolences to the Winkelmann family during this sorrowful time.

Posted: 10/15/20

More stories