Michael J. Winkels
Tuesday, February 15, 1977
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
42 years old
Michael J. Winkels
Michael Winkels, age 42, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital.
Mike was born February 15, 1977 in Rochester, to Raymond and Sharon (Maguire) Winkels. He attended St. Francis Grade School and Mayo High School. Mike earned his GED and Certificate of Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by St. Marys Hospital, Hormel, and held various other jobs throughout his life.
Mike cared deeply for family, friends, and animals. He loved anything mechanical, and always enjoyed family gatherings
Mike is survived by his mother, Sharon Winkels (Willie Jones), and father, Ray (Sheri) Winkels of Rochester; siblings: Teresa Buchan Winkels of Winona, Patrick Winkels of Rochester, Leann (John) Herrley of North Mankato, Julie (Mike) Gatas of New York, Jon Jones (Angie Jacobson) of Rochester, Matt (Victoria) Winkels of Iowa; special nieces and nephews: Andrew, Rory, Emily, Ben, Ella, Piper, William, Angelina, Caleb, Noah, and Annalise, and many others; several aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, and Uncle Andy.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11AM in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Michael J. Winkels has received the following condolences.
Sharon, Willie and family, you and your family are in our thoughts and Prayers. God be with you. Peace, Love Nancy and Tom
Sharon, Willie, Jon, Leann, Julie, I am so grateful that I had the chance to grow up with you all. I am blessed to have known Mike and to have had great memories with him. I am so sorry for your loss, it was entirely to early, however in Mikes 42 years he has impressed a lot on all of us. Many prayers, and thoughts to you all.
Dear Julie, Sharon and family,
I'm so sorry to hear this. He was way too young. I can only imagine your sadness and grief and send prayers and comfort to all of you.
so sorry for ur loss I am Julie’s husbands cousin. I just wanted to say so sorry for ur loss. Stay strong.