Obit: Winkler, Jessie R. "Mo" (1983 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Winkler, Martinson, Schroeder, Newman, Sautner, Mohr, Vine, Montgomery, Peek, Bielke, Elmhorst, Dunham 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 24, 2010 

Winkler, Jessie R. "Mo" (8 November 1983 - 18 March 2010) 

Jessie R. Winkler, known as "Mo" to most, 26, of Granton died Thursday, March 18, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident in rural Granton.  

Jessie was born Nov. 8, 1983, in Marshfield, and was a longtime resident of Granton.  He attended Granton schools and graduated from Granton High School in 2002.  He worked as a concrete worker for Design Concrete.  Jessie was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and four-wheeling.  He also enjoyed playing darts, pool and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Sarah Winkler of Granton; two sisters, Tina (Jon) Martinson of Eau Claire and Renee (Nathan) Schroeder of Neillsville; one brother, Shawn (Christina) Winkler of Granton; his paternal grandparents, Tena Winkler of Green Bay and Bruce Winkler of Neillsville; maternal grandfather, Ray Newman of Nekoosa; great-grandmother, Elsie Winkler of Granton; three nieces, Abigail, Baylee and KayLynn; three nephews, Payton, Hayden and Parker; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Jessie was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dolores Newman; great-grandparents, Gordon and Ella Sautner; great-grandfather, Helmuth Winkler; and a cousin, Tracey Mohr. 

Funeral services for Jessie were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.  Pastor Alan Dunham officiated. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Gesche Funeral Home and again Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Burial was in the Zion American Lutheran Cemetery in Granton. 

Serving as Casketbearers were: Jim Newman, Bruce Vine, Jamie Vine, Willy Montgomery, Jon Peek, Andy Bielke and honorary casket bearer, Johnny Elmhorst. 

Memorials may be directed to Jessie’s family for a donation at a later date.   

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Jessie’s family with arrangements. 

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