Robert E. #2 (1941 - 2003)
Surnames: WINKLER CLASEN SUCKOW SCHULTZ KLESSIG WAGNER KILBURG
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Jan. 2003
Winkler, Robert E. #2 (12 Apr. 1941 - 13 Jan. 2003)
Unity, Wis. - Robert E. "Bob" Winkler, 61, Unity, died Sunday Jan. 13, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital’s emergency room in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, town of Brighton, Marathon County. The Rev. John Clasen will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jedd Winkler, Jeff Winkler, Joel Winkler, Ryan Winkler, Brad Suckow, Brian Suckow and Chad Sukow.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Colby, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Bob was born April 12, 1941, in Colby, to Norman and Dorothy (Schultz) Winkler. He graduated from Colby, Wis. High School. Bob and Karen Klessig were married Nov. 4, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity.
He hauled milk for Mandel Dairy for several years. In 1963 they took over the family farm which they operated until the present time. He enjoyed polka music, bowling and deer hunting and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Bob was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Bob is lovingly survived by his family, his wife Karen Winkler of Unity; his sons, Kevin (Pamela) Winkler of Unity; Darren (Patricia) Winkler of Deerfield and Kyle Winkler of Verona; his grandchildren, Cody Winkler, Mikenna Winkler, Kari (John Wagner) Kilburg, Amy Kilburg and Ashley Kilburg; his sister, Pat (Jerry) Sukow of Unity; his brothers, Dennis (Jeanne) Winkler of Green Bay; David (Mary Jo) Winkler of Stanley; and James (Jeanette) Winkler of Appleton.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a niece, Andrea Winkler, and a nephew, Curt Sukow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given and the family will designate them at a later date.
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