Dwight was born May 7, 1956, in Altona, Manitoba, to Lawrence and Marlene (Renaud) Winkler. He grew up in the Neche area and graduated from Neche High School in 1974. After high school Dwight joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1977. On August 21, 1981, Dwight married Anna Sloan in Cavalier, ND. He was a jack of all trades and worked various jobs in the area. He was currently working as a mechanic at Motorcoach Industries in Pembina.
Dwight enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed cars and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his children: Misty Carriere; Douglas (Jennifer) Winkler; and Tiffany (Matthew) Nord, all of Neche, ND; grandchildren: Brianna Carriere, Jayme Beltran, Diesel and Dominic Winkler, and Christian and Brooklynn Nord; siblings: Darnell (Mary) Winkler, DaVonne (Jamie) Sloan, Duane Winkler, and DesaRae (Tom) Zaharia; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; parents, Lawrence and Marlene; and brother, Darwin Winkler.