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Obit: Marion I. “Schimmel” Winninghoff, 90, of West Bend


May 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Marion I. “Schimmel” Winninghoff, nee Meuschke, of West Bend died on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at New Perspective at the age of 90 years. She was born on February 10, 1927 in the Town of Farmington to the late William and Angela (nee Schoedel) Meuschke.

She attended Cheesville Elementary School and then West Bend High School, graduating with the Class of 1944.

Immediately following high school graduation, she accepted a civil service secretarial position with the City of Chicago at the War Production Board. A short time later, she returned to West Bend, working several local jobs.

For more than 25 years, she worked at Line Material/Bermico Company. After the company closed, she worked part-time at Hydraulic Gear for a few years before her retirement.

On August 11, 1951, she was united in marriage to Wallace Winninghoff. Together, they enjoyed traveling, especially to Packer games.

Wallace predeceased July 18, 1988.

In her later years, she liked to spend her time watching football and baseball on TV, daily walks when the weather permitted, doing cross-word puzzles and also watching TV quiz shows.

She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Women Of The Moose West Bend Chapter 732 and the Adrian Neubauer Post 8658 VFW Ladies Auxilary.

Survivors include 2 daughters June Janous of Fond du Lac and Ruth Dreikosen of Campbellsport; 8 grandchildren: Tim Janous, Terry (Barb) Janous, Jeanine (David) Guell, Annette Janous, Kay (Mike) Buss, Pam (Mike) Hintz, Craig (Jodi) Dreikosen and Rick (Kari) Dreikoson; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son Kenneth, 3 sisters Althea (Edwin) Kreif, Eunice (Hiram) Larson and Leola (Raymond) Possley, 1 sister-in-law Theckla (Louis) Guth and 2 brothers-in-law Joseph (Isabel) Winninghoff and Frank (Helen) Winninghoff.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with Rev. Howard Kusler officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 until 2:45 p.m.

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