Phil Winklepleck 66

Phillip Warren Winklepleck, age 66, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.
He was born October 21, 1953 in Sturgis, son of the late Kenneth M. “Wink” and Eva D. (Randall) Winklepleck.
Phil was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On July 3, 1971 he married Kathleen Sperbeck in LaGrange.
Phil had been employed by Morgan Olson in Sturgis for over 40 years.
He was a member of the Sturgis Church of Christ and Loyal Order of Moose #574. Phil loved ice fishing, many will miss his skillful BBQing, cooking and smoking of meats and he was an avid very loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 48 years: Kathleen; two daughters: Tracy (Bill Long) Oswalt of Mendon and Tia (Austin) Brooks of Sturgis; two sons: Shaun Winklepleck of Grand Haven and Kevin (Melissa) Winklepleck of Paducah, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother: Kenneth (Karen) Winklepleck of Sturgis and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parent; one brother: Michael Winklepleck and one sister: Nancy Thompson.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. Due to current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic a memorial service celebrating and honoring the life of Phillip W. Winklepleck will be held at a later date to be announced.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Phil’s memory consider the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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