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Patricia Mary Winkel

Patricia Mary Winkel, 83, passed away peacefully at Sharon Richardson Hospice on Saturday October 6, 2018 surrounded by family. Patricia was born on August 14, 1935 to Raymond and Grace (Cummings) Loebbaka in New London, Wisconsin and moved to Sheboygan in 1942.

On November 7, 1953 at Holy Name Catholic Church Pat was united in marriage to Wayne L. Winkel and began to raise their family. It was a “family tickler” when you heard Pat beat out her mom to have 7 instead of 6 children in 10 years.

She taught all her daughters to sew and cook and was well known for her delicious holiday meals. She loved her cookbook and china collections. Patricia worked mainly in retail at HC Prange/ Younker’s/Boston Store and Sears after raising her family. Pat and Wayne traveled extensively in their 63 years of marriage including many trips with their children.

She was a lifetime member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Wayne preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.

She is survived by her children Mark (Bonnie), Beth (Jim TenPas), Christine (Carl Widder), Jeffrey (Kelly), Greggory (Priscilla), Jennifer (Scott Smith) and Timothy (Amy); 18 grandchildren Jessica Winkel (Brad Karban), Courtney Roland (Matt), Kristin Winkel, Noel Feider (Josh), Patrick Winkel, Renee Mansingh (Mark), Jeff Winkel (Jaime), Sarah Widder, Zachary Winkel (Margarita), Adam Widder(Alanna), Francine Ehler (James), Claire Winkel (Adam Zitzer), Laurie Winkel, Kathryn Harrington (Joey Redovich), Alex Gregorski, Colin Smith, Keegan Smith and Braden Smith; 12 great-grandchildren: Emma Feider, Olivia Roland, Noah Roland, Rhetta Karban, Brady Karban, Jack Winkel, Stone Mansingh, Blaise Mansingh, Luke Mansingh, Laine Winkel, Lukas Winkel and Baby Winkel.

Other survivors include two sisters Agnes (Thomas Gruenke) and Karen Kromberg and brothers-in-law Richard Kakita. Two brothers-in-law: Ronald Winkel (Mari), and Thomas Winkel (Fran) and sister-in-law Joanne Loebbaka. 

Pat is preceded in death by: sister Laura Kakita, brothers David (Julie) and Robert. Also, brother-in-law Daniel WInkel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30p.m. on Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (818 Huron Ave, Sheboygan) by Reverend Matthew Widder, Pastor. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:30a.m until the time of service. Please visit to leave online condolences.

Memorials can be made to the Holy Name Parish Building Fund or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.

My Nana was completely and utterly selfless. The embodiment of quiet strength. A style icon that ran around taking care of everyone around her, but always made time for lipstick, manicures, and the beauty parlor. The greatest chef, hostess, and caregiver in the land. Collector of thimbles, figurines, fine China, and really, anything that “must have just fallen in her cart” at TJ Maxx. An avid traveler, music enthusiast, and socialite. Fueled by her faith, DQ Moolattes, brandy waters with a twist, and the Butterfingers she hid in the top cabinet. A devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The reason the women in my family are so damn strong. She was my incredible, courageous Nana and she will be missed by so many.  - Alex Gregorski

Services Rendered by: Zimmer Funeral Home

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