August Michael Windhorst, an employee of Winn Dixie Supermarket passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the age of 78 after a brief illness. Mr. Windhorst was a graduate of Redemptorist High School. He retired from the United States Marine Corp. Beloved son of the late August Otto Windhorst and Rose Motto Windhorst. Loving father of Michael August Windhorst. Brother of Elizabeth Windhorst Rafferty (James, deceased) and Rosalind Windhorst Seicshnaydre (Alan). Also survived by numeorous nieces and nephews. He was a gentle soul with a big heart. He will be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com .