Winslow Fred Sinkel, “Winnie”, age 88 of Delano passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, June 5, 2015. He was born August 19, 1926 in Hennepin County, Minnesota to John and Ruth (Pearson) Sinkel.
Winnie served in World War II in the Navy. He was a devoted Fire Fighter, serving over forty years to his community, 31 of which he was Fire Chief of Delano. He was also an active member of the Delano American Legion Post #377 as well as serving on the Delano Fourth of July Committee. Winnie had a great passion for fishing, hunting and golfing.
Winnie was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Metz) Sinkel and brothers Leroy and Jack. He is survived by his soul mate Sheila; children Robert (Judy) Sinkel, Tom Sinkel, Rick (Jeannie) Sinkel, Susie (Terry) Stender; grandchildren Deanna Roelke, Elijah Sinkel, Aaron (Alissa) Sinkel, Jesse (Nicole) Sinkel, Lynne (Tristen) Griffin, Denise Sinkel, Nicole Sinkel, Dan Sinkel, Josh Stender, Shelby Stender; great grandchildren Samantha, Nakeyia, Shania, Preston, Nathan, Lucia, Ella, Jonah, Miles and Max; sister Joyce (Jim) Janicula.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano. Visitation was 4-8 pm Tuesday with 7 pm Firemen”s Walkthrough at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Visitation continued Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. at Martha’s Hall. Interment with military honors was in Calvary Cemetery, Delano.