Name: Melvin C. Winkel
Hometown: Port Hope
Funeral Date: November 12, 2012
Date of Birth: June 22, 1939
Date of Passing: November 06, 2012
Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home
Funeral mass for Melvin will be held on Monday, November 12th at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church with Friar William Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for Melvin will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ramsey Funeral Home, visitation on Monday will be in the church from 10:00 am until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. The Knights of Columbus will have a rosary service, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Winkel of Port Hope, and their children: Rick Winkel and his wife Kim of Vail, AZ, Pauline Guigar and her husband David of Cass City, Margie Poppeck and her husband Dave of Port Hope, Lori Mazure and her husband Loren of Harbor Beach, Brenda Taylor and her husband Robert of Port Hope, Carolee Abella and her husband Manuel of Menifee, CA; Sister Shirley Braun and her husband Earl of Port Hope, brothers: Robert Winkel and his wife Jean of Harbor Beach, and Jerry Winkel and his wife Evelyn of Bad Axe, 18 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and his brothers and sisters-in law: Len & Myrt Schumacher of Ubly, Donald Schumacher of Sandusky, Mike & Diana Schumacher of Inman, SC, Steve & Mary Schumacher of Harbor Beach, Joann Zdrojewski of Sandusky and Mary Lou & Tom Wichert of Bad Axe. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents: Irving and Genevieve Winkel, Sister and brother-in-law Ilene & Bob Parish, parents-in-law Leonard & Mary Schumacher, brothers-in-law: Larry Schumacher, Bob Zdrojewski, and niece Janet Braun.
MELVIN C. WINKEL, age 73 of Port Hope, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on June 22, 1939 to the late Irving & Genevieve (Siemen) Winkel. Melvin and Joyce Schumacher were united in marriage on October 19, 1963 in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rapson. Melvin owned and operated his own milk route for over twenty years. He also ran a landscaping business in California for twenty years before retiring. Melvin was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Euchre Card Clubs, and the Port Hope Retirees. He enjoyed reading, being outside in the woods, driving trucks, deer hunting, playing cards, gardening, traveling, and most of all; teasing his grandchildren.