John L. Weinkein, 61, professor and chairman of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University, passed away March 26, 2009. John was an instumental part of the New Art Basics project at Iowa State University.
John is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Loeffler; his mother, Aileen; his son, Eric; daughter-in-law, Magdalena; and grandson, Filip. He also leaves behind his stepsons, Shaun Ellis and Brandon Ellis; step-daughter-in-law, Michelle; and step-granddaughter, Alina. John’s work and life of integrity has touched and inspired many. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Memorial services will be Friday, April 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Award Endowment, made payable to TWU Foundation/John Weinkein Endowment. The mailing address is Institutional Development, Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425618, Denton, TX 76204.