Gerald “Butch” A. Winninghoff, 70, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2013,
at Community Memorial Hospital. He was born in West Bend on April 1,
1943, to Franklin and Helen (nee Koll).
He graduated from West Bend High School Class of 1961 and married
Beverly H. Bruggink on May 9, 1970. He was the owner/operator of Butch’s
He enjoyed watching Packers and Badgers games, playing sheepshead and
other card games, and going on Wednesday night fishing trips with his
buddies. Above all, he loved spending time with family. Butch was a
member of the Kewaskum Boar Hunters, Boltonville Sportsman Club and past
president of the Allenton Lions Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bev; children, Leeann (Timothy)
Butschlick, Robyn (Todd) Erickson and Marnie Winninghoff; grandchildren,
Sarah, Jenna, and Mara Butschlick, and Cheyenne, Sierra, and Dakota
Erickson; brother, Donald (Carol); and siblings-in-law, Doris DeMastar,
Lola (Ken) Lindow, Roland (Kathy), Allen (Ruth), Wayne (Carol) and
Harold Jr. (Suzi) Bruggink. He is further survived by many nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Mary Lee, brother
Joseph, parents-in-law, two brothers- in-law, and three sisters- in-law.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 6
p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (8883 Forest View Road, Kewaskum,
WI 53040) with the Rev. Ed Kornath presiding. The visitation will be at
the church on Monday, Oct. 7 from 3-5:45 p.m. Interment will take place
at Washington County Memorial Park on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kewaskum Food Pantry or
Holy Trinity School in Kewaskum.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sandy and Gene
Zimdars for all the special help they gave to the family.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)