Name: Kenneth Winkel
Hometown: Harbor Beach, Mi
Funeral Date: July 27, 2013
Date of Birth: June 06, 1932
Date of Passing: July 24, 2013
Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home
Funeral Services for Ken will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Dennis Cupery officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Ken will be on Saturday beginning at 10 am until time of services at 1:30 pm at the funeral home.
He is survived by his children: Joy (Pat) Folman, of Coon Rapids, MN, Jeff (Carolyn) Winkel of South Boardman, MI, Lori (Chester) Klaska, of Palms, and Chris (Paula) Winkel of Harbor Beach, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and his siblings; Marge (Robert) Boliere of Florida, Irene Layer of Bad Axe, Ernie (Arlene) Winkel of Harbor Beach and Florence (Harold) Robinson of Florida. Ken is also survived by his in-laws: Earl (JoAnne) Iseler of Rockford, Dorothy Parker of Farmington Hills, James (Lorraine) Frayer of Belington, WV, Charles (Pat) Sommers of Coopersville, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his wife Nellie Ann, parents; Richard & Louise Winkel, Brother Norman Winkel, sisters-in-law: Rhoda Iseler and Alma Sommers, Brothers-in-law Carl Frayer and William Frayer.
KENNETH WINKEL, age 81, was united with his high school sweetheart of 58 years on July 24, 2013, after fighting Kidney Cancer since October of 2010 and lymphoma since February 2012. Ken was born on June 6, 1932 in Harbor Beach to the late Richard & Louise (Schnidenbach) Winkel. He and Nellie Ann Frayer were united in marriage on February 25, 1952. They moved into the family farm where he farmed and worked at Huron Milling Company. Ken decided to go into construction where he has worked for Booms Construction and Sobczak Construction. Ken was a partner with R. Hogan Construction and also Wasmiller Electric. He also owned his own construction business as well as working with his brother Ernie. Ken enjoyed working and missed the hard work and the people he got to know after his retirement. He also enjoyed his trips to Arizona to visit his granddaughter Liz. Ken like to hunt and play cards, but work was the thing he loved the best.