Marcell Tinkler


November 5, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Marcell B. (Bernard) Tinkler, 88, of Humboldt died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born December 12, 1921, in Gypsum, to Irl N. and Maudie M. (Mounkes) Tinkler.
He served as an Airborn radio operator/navigator during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
On Dec. 27, 1942, he married Anna Mae Nickey. 
He was a vocational agriculture teacher, FFA adviser and also taught welding. He taught in Humboldt for 27 years and at Altoona-Midway for eight years.
He was active in Boy Scouts of America. He served as a scoutmaster in Humboldt, then was on the staff of Wilderness Scout Camp near Independence, later becoming camp director, and was camp director for Quivira Scout Ranch near Sedan. He was presented the Silver Beaver Award.
He was a member of Humboldt United Methodist Church and was active in the Biblesta Parade. He was a member of the Lions Club, Methodist Men’s Club, Boy Scout Silver Beaver Honorary Leaders, Southeast Kansas Silver Beavers Club and past president of Humboldt Nutrition Site Council of Humboldt Senior Center.
Along with his wife Anna Mae, he is survived by four sons, David and his wife, Virginia, Great Bend, Steven and his wife, Linda, Janesville, Wis., Michael and his wife, Debra, Kansas, Okla., and Thomas and his wife, Melissa, Humboldt; three daughters, Marcia Klotzbach and her husband, Bill, Humboldt, Alice Gomberg and her husband, Howard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Juliane Goldberg and her husband, Mark, Wichita; 19 grandchildren, Darren Tinkler, Great Bend, Jeremy Tinkler, Kansas City, Mo., Mark Tinkler and his wife, Michele, Arlington, Va., Brian Tinkler, Rockford, Ill., Adam Tinkler and his wife, Bethany, Rockton, Ill., Laura Hess and her husband, Sean, Milton, Wis., Sarah Weight and her husband, Doug, Denver, Colo., Amy Ehmke and her husband, Jim, Chanute, Jeffrey Klotzbach and his wife, Angela, LaHarpe, Jason Tinkler and his wife, Jennifer, Wichita,  Tina Fleming and her husband, Brian, Wichita, Seth Tinkler and his wife, Lindsey, Chillicothe, Ohio, Shawna Wheat and her husband, Isaac, Webb City, Mo., Joshua Tinkler and his wife, Melissa, Grayson, Ky., Alex Goldberg, Manhattan, Monica Goldberg, Wichita, Jessica Williams, Great Bend, Vanessa Stephens and her husband, Eric, Olpe, and Darrah Tinkler, Humboldt; 31 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyne Tinkler Lawson, Grinnell, Iowa.
Sons, Gregory died in 1989 and James in 1978.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Humboldt United Methodist Church in Humboldt.  Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel in Humboldt.
Memorials to Humboldt United Methodist Church, Tinkler Family Scholarship Fund (to be awarded to graduates of Humboldt High School) or Quivira Scout Ranch may be left at the funeral home. To leave a message for the family online visit

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