Donald J. Winker
Donald J. Winker, age 76, of Tomahawk, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 8, 2021.
Don was born on Jan. 31, 1945 in Tomahawk to James and Ruth (Kueling) Winker. He was married to Lori Jones on July 18, 1970 in Bessemer, Mich. Don worked as a mechanic for Engleman’s Chevy Dealership and Bill K. Chevrolet. He also worked for Calhoun’s Auto before starting at the Tomahawk Paper Mill. Don worked at the mill from 1983 and retired in 2007. He loved snowmobiling, fishing and four wheeling. Don also enjoyed trips to the casino with his sisters and restoring cars. Don also restored two tractors alongside his very best buddy, grandson Alex.
Don is survived by his wife – Lori Winker of Tomahawk; daughter – Keri (Josh) Sherman of Tomahawk; brother and sisters – Bill (Lucille) Winker, Mary Kinlein, Jane Reed and Nancy (Jerry Kall), all of Tomahawk. Don is further survived by his two grandchildren – Alex and Megan Sherman and brother-in-law – Tom (Trish) Gane.
He is preceded in death by two sisters – Suz and Kate.
Don’s family will celebrate his life privately.
Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.