Kenneth W. Winter Sr., 84, of Neenah and formerly of Krakow, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 1, 2022, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton. The son of Paulus and Marcella (Bohm) Winter was born May 23, 1938, in Mountain, WI.
Ken grew up in Krakow and graduated from Pulaski High School with the class of 1956. On January 17, 1959, he married Bonnie Mehlberg at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2009. Ken was very prideful with his cheese. Together, he and Bonnie owned and operated Krakow Cheese Factory for many years. He worked various other jobs until his eventual retirement.
Ken was a member of the High Noon Snowmobile Club, St. John Lutheran in Pulaski, and a member of the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Every other Monday he enjoyed going to the Wildfire in Gillett to meet with friends: Stache, Richard, Pam, Dale, John, Sharon, Gary, Roger, Janet, Bill and Dana. He would meet up with friends on Thursday’s and ride mopeds. Ken enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, golfing, and tinkering with small engines.
Survivors include his four children: Cindy (Mark) Tilque, Sobieski, Ken Winter Jr., Green Bay, Patti Horsens (Richard Schmidt), Shawano, and Sara (John) Hudson, Krakow; his six grandchildren: Kayla (Zachary), Kylie (Justin), Robert, Ashley (Joey), Brooke (fiancé, Buddy), and Nicholas; seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Wyatt, Lily, Lexi, Hattie, Aubrey, and Arthur; his fiancée, Charlotte “Charlie” Solberg; four brothers: Jim (Janice) Winter and Dennis (Sharon) Winter; Donnie (Peggy) Winter, and Mark (Annette) Winter; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie and parents, Paulus and Marcella.
Friends are invited to gather with family at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, on Sunday, August 7, from 3-6 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Monday, at St. John Lutheran Church, 910 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. The Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Yaw officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors and nurses in the ICU at ThedaCare in Appleton for the compassionate care given to Ken.