Harold C. Winchel

 

 

Harold C. Winchel, 81, of rural Hillsboro, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Elroy Health Services after a short battle with brain cancer.

He was born Feb. 19, 1938, on the home farm in Monroe County, Wis., to Clyde and Annie (Blaha) Winchel. He spent his early years going to one-room schools; he also attended Kendall High School and graduated in 1956.

On July 12, 1956, Harold was united in marriage to Patricia E. Rollins in Decorah, Iowa. They spent most of their married life living in Vernon County, Wis., in the Town of Forest, at the farm where they made their home for 50 years. They had more than 56 good years together, and they raised eight children. Patricia preceded him in death Dec. 12, 2012.

When first married, Harold farmed and milked cows for Jep Stoddard and worked at Badger Ordnance, Tillman’s in Wilton, the Otis DeWitt sawmill in Ontario, Canning Factory in Hillsboro and Toro in Tomah. He enjoyed horses, auctions, small-animal sales in Kendall, eating out and listening to country-western music. Mostly his life revolved around his family and animals and farm. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In his retirement years, he enjoyed his animals and farm. 

Survivors include seven children, Kevin (Melody) Winchel of Hillsboro, Steven Winchel of La Farge, Larry (Geneva) Winchel of San Antonio, Texas, Peggy Winchel (friend Ronnie Nevsimal) of Elroy, Maureen (John) Miller of Hampton, Va., Casey (Emeliza) Winchel of La Farge and Anthony (Brenda) Winchel of Hillsboro; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Mary (Jim) Parkhurst of Elroy, Myrtle (Ben) Melvin of La Farge and Connie Brueggeman of Wilton; and his brother, Frank Winchel of Elroy.  

In addition to his wife, Patricia, he was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jamie Winchel; his daughter-in-law, Rita Winchel; his grandson, John Clyde Winchel; his sisters, Marlene Baldwin, Mildred Olsen, Margaret Eckleberg, Marcella Calhoun and Marlyce Revels; and his brothers, John, Ronald and Richard Winchel.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Burr Wesleyan Church in rural Hillsboro, with Rev. Jason Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Forest-Burr Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting; for online information, go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com.

He was a special man with a generous and caring heart; may he rest in peace.

Comments are closed.

  • Alfred J. Zmolek

    November 15th, 2019
    by

    Alfred Joseph Zmolek, 94, of Elroy passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Hillsboro.


    Arlene B. Arentz

    November 14th, 2019
    by

    Arlene B. Arentz, 88, of Cashton passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Bethel Home and Services in Viroqua, with her loved ones by her side.


    Lillian Evelyn Rumppe

    November 12th, 2019
    by

    Lillian Evelyn Rumppe of Cashton passed away at the age of 93, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.


    Ronald “Finni” Owen Finstad

    November 11th, 2019
    by

    Ronald “Finni” Owen Finstad, 74, of Wilton passed away Nov. 8, 2019, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.


    Donald Joseph Musbach

    November 11th, 2019
    by

    Donald Joseph Musbach, 86, of rural Norwalk passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his home on Ridgeville.


  • Bernard “Bernie” Anthony Kotten

    November 5th, 2019
    by

    Bernard “Bernie” Anthony Kotten, 84, of Norwalk passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at his home, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.


    Larry P. Mullen

    October 28th, 2019
    by

    Larry P. Mullen, 75, passed away Oct. 25, 2019, at the Sauk County Health Care Center in Reedsburg.


    Delores A. Collins

    October 25th, 2019
    by

    Delores A. Collins, 89, of Sarasota, Fla., was welcomed into heaven Oct. 16, 2019.


    Robert Gerald Norton

    October 23rd, 2019
    by

    Robert Gerald Norton, 83, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.


    Alvin E. Cook

    October 21st, 2019
    by

    The Lord called Alvin E. Cook home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Rolling Hills Rehab Center in Sparta, at the age of 102.


    William K. Neumann

    October 17th, 2019
    by

    William K. Neumann, aka “Swampy Creek Bill,” passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2019, of recently-discovered bladder cancer at home in Petersburg, in his newly acquired and beloved electric reclining chair, surrounded by the echoes of the countless memories in his “Great Story Telling Room” in the house he and his late wife Fran designed and built in 1978 with close friends.


  • [Advertisement.]
  • Archives