Robert "Tank" Winkers
April 28, 1977 - June 8, 2019
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 6/15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Bob “Tank” Winkers, age 42, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at a Milwaukee Hospital, following a motorcycle accident earlier in the week. Tank was born in Neenah on April 28, 1977, son of Rich and Corinne (Swenson) Winkers. Bob earned an Associate Degree in Machine Tool and Design. On May 5, 2007, he…

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Bonnie Schreder left a message on June 15, 2019:
Always a good man to those around him. We will do our best to take care of the boys st the barn. My heart goes out to all of you. May Gods love comfort you
Brutus DCE left a message on June 15, 2019:
My heart goes out to Tanks family.your in my thoughts and prayers.he will be truly missed.
Dave”Cutter” Forster left a message on June 14, 2019:
My sincerest condolences during this most difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mark & Mary Pozolinski left a message on June 14, 2019:
Nicole and Sons, our hearts go out to you with caring sympathy... May God give you strength to carry on. You are in our thoughts and prayers...
Linda P left a message on June 13, 2019:
Even though I never met Tank, I can tell by all who loved him, that he was a great man. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Blessings ~
Doug & Chris Bartow left a message on June 13, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tough time. Please remember all of your Montfort family are here to help in anyway. I also want you to know that all of the members of Montfort Fire Department have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Christopher Fischer left a message on June 13, 2019:
Rich and Corrine - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Kris Weber left a message on June 13, 2019:
Richard and Corrine, there is nothing more painful than the death of a son. May our Heavenly Father wrap His arms around you as you begin your grief journey. Our deepest sympathy.
Ginger left a message on June 13, 2019:
Sorry for your loss. My Heart goes out to you. May he watch over you with wings in the skt Riding Free
Denis and Julie Matuszak left a message on June 12, 2019:
Richard and Corrine-our deepest condolences for the passing of your son, Bobby.
Michelle Feucht (Tristan's School Counselor) left a message on June 12, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Tristan and his family.
Rhonda Stewart left a message on June 12, 2019:
I am so so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace for you and the boys. There isn’t anything I can say to make the pain go away but please know how much you are all loved!!
Kristen Sutton left a message on June 12, 2019:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Shelby Ludwikowski left a message on June 12, 2019:
Don & Jamye.... I'm sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Mom had said she thought something had happened as she hadn't seen Don's vehicle move. My condolences to you and your family. Take good care.
Karen Kirschbaum left a message on June 12, 2019:
You are in my thoughts and prayers. So many memories will help you get through your days ahead.
Scotty left a message on June 12, 2019:
The world has lost a great brother. Ride the wind tank RIP bro
Don and Chris Pogrant left a message on June 12, 2019:
Nicole we are so very sorry you are in our prayers. Tristan, Devilan,Hudson we are so sorry about your dad. If you ever want to come and visit when you are at Tobys. Please come over anytimel
Melissa left a message on June 12, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. Tank was so kind. He always could spare a moment to chat. He treated each person as though they were a friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
David Hoelzel left a message on June 12, 2019:
Bob was a good man. I'm sorry for his loss god bless to bob an his family and children.
Mom & Dad #2 left a message on June 12, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nikki, and your boys, we love you.
Mark and Connie Allwardt left a message on June 12, 2019:
Sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I remember him playing with my nephew, Kevin, when he was little. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Brutus DCE left a message on June 12, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Tanks family and friends.you will truly be missed Tank.RIP My friend.
Toto left a message on June 12, 2019:
Ride free brother. See you on the other side with a full tank of gas and new tires.
dav Johnson left a message on June 11, 2019:
My deepest condolences at your loose. I certainly don't have to tell you how special your son was. He made a life long impression on me and influenced me to be a better man. I am forever in his debt.
Allison Mischler left a message on June 11, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers go out to Devilan and family from River View Middle School. We're so sorry for your loss.
Jean Van Thiel left a message on June 11, 2019:
RIP Tank
Blessings and prayers for his family and close friends.
Tresa Brooks left a message on June 11, 2019:
RIP Tank
Prayers to your beautiful wife, sons and everyone close to you. You will be missed by many.
Clifford Cox left a message on June 11, 2019:
So sorry for the loss of this great man!
Opal left a message on June 11, 2019:
Good man RIP
Darrell DeFord left a message on June 11, 2019:
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of such a great person.
Tank, enjoy those wings.
Jack & Ginna Heegeman left a message on June 11, 2019:
Such a wonderful person to leave us so soon. Our condolences to the family and his friends. You really left your mark here on earth. You will be sadly missed.
Rob & Tammy Heller left a message on June 11, 2019:
Deepest sympathy to All of his Family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All.
Barbara Olszewski left a message on June 11, 2019:
Corrine and Richard please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends.
Nancy Wydeven left a message on June 11, 2019:
Oh Nicole I am soooo sorry!! Gone way too soon. Praying for you and the boys during this difficult time!
Alex Banick left a message on June 11, 2019:
Tank was a wonderful guy who shot off his home made cannon in honor of my wedding day.
Ill never forget you. Thanks big guy.
Ride high
Barbara left a message on June 11, 2019:
Tank , was a amazing friend to have he would always have a smile on his face when he was riding on his motorcycle and seeing all his friends and family too. Rest in peace my Tank.
Mrs. Hedrich (Devilan’s 4th grade teacher) left a message on June 11, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your three boys!
Christie Jackson left a message on June 11, 2019:
Sending all my love . I am so sorry I can’t be there to celebrate Tanks life and his wonderful spirit ! I love you all and have you in my heart and prayers! I will be there in spirit and love! Love you all ❤️
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
ALF left a message on June 11, 2019:
“A heart bigger than the man himself! May you ride forever on the wings of your angel.” RIP
Sassy left a message on June 11, 2019:
There are really no words to take away the pain. Thoughts and prayers to you Nicole and the kids. Such a nice guy. God has another angel.
RIP Tank
Christy left a message on June 11, 2019:
RIP Tank you were definitely a teddy bear, and a great man with a heart of gold you'll be dearly missed.
Vicki Driessen left a message on June 11, 2019:
Nicole, Huddsan and family.... my deepest sympathy to all of you. Tank was such a great guy! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Richard Hanson left a message on June 11, 2019:
Corrine and Richard. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Pat Graham left a message on June 11, 2019:
Corrine and rich- I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Steve DeLeeuw left a message on June 11, 2019:
So many great memories of Bob growing up. Anytime you would see him in public he would go out of his way to say hello.
His smile was brighter than the sun....
R.I.P. young man
Steve and Peggy DeLeeuw
Jene left a message on June 11, 2019:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I havent seen Tank in several years, I have very fond memories of him. He was such a kind and caring person, and his smile lit up a room. A truly wonderful man taken way too soon. I hope you are able to find some peace and comfort in all of your wonderful memories. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Steven M Vertz left a message on June 11, 2019:
My thoughts go out to all those who were lucky enough to meet Tank. I did not know Tank as well as many of my friends who called him "brother," but that was enough for me to know that he was a great and trustworthy man. I only had a few conversations with him over the past few years, but was lucky enough to speak to him once again on the Saturday before his accident. He stopped by my home with his wife while I was working on one of my broken down trucks. We had a few laughs, as I was noticeably frustrated with that truck (who wouldn’t be)? My family and I were shocked to hear what happened the next day. I thought I was going to be seeing him again at my bonfire the following Saturday, but rest assured, we gave the man a toast, and several trees to the fire in his name. RIP Tank!

I thought the following would be fitting:

Attitude toward Death
“Live your life that the fear of death
can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views
and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long
and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day
when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting
or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die, be not like those
whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray
for a little more time to live their lives over again
in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

~ The Teaching of Tecumseh

Rest in Peace my Friend
Sandy Eggert left a message on June 11, 2019:
Nicole so sorry for your lost hugs, He was always so kind to me. A great guy took time to ask how I was doing, My heart is hurting for you right now.,
Doug "Gabby Haze" Hofmann left a message on June 11, 2019:
Rest in peace brother.
Didn't know you but may we meet up on the heavens highway and do a few miles together.
Brooke Luebke left a message on June 11, 2019:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and light to the family.
Pat and Wanda OBrien left a message on June 11, 2019:
RIP Bob. He was a gentle giant. Always a gentleman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in these most difficult times.
Tina Schreck left a message on June 11, 2019:
We love you Tank. We will miss u, but I thank u for all of the memories that I will hold in my heart forever. Miss u and love u.
Ed and Sally Born left a message on June 11, 2019:
We are very sorry for such a big loss. We are praying for all of your family and friends strength. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you! We love you and you know you now have a very important Angel watching over all of you! We have many fond memories of him.
Jeff & Cleo Ware left a message on June 11, 2019:
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Sara Galabrenner left a message on June 11, 2019:
Oh Corrine and Rich, am so very sorry. May God
Amie and Ken Klockzien left a message on June 11, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers to Family and friends. Sorry for your loss.
Rick Taylor left a message on June 11, 2019:
Rich & Corinne: Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Our prayers to all of the family. Rick & Nancy Taylor.
Mrs. Huss left a message on June 11, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Devilan and his family.
Nicole Malm left a message on June 11, 2019:
The family is in our thoughts and prayers ‚ù§
Brad " papabear " and Judy Champine left a message on June 11, 2019:
Gone way to soon RIP my brother till we meet again for that big ride in the sky .
Rebecca Born left a message on June 11, 2019:
We love you all so much we will miss him as much as you all do if we can help with anything don’t hesitate to call
Karmen (Swenson) Pierce left a message on June 11, 2019:
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Martha Oleszak left a message on June 11, 2019:
So many tears for your loss. Met Bob on several occasions but knew him as a really sweet guy. Prayers for all Bob's family and friends.
Kathy Moen left a message on June 11, 2019:
Dear Corinne & Rich,
Sending you my deepest sympathy. May God hold you close & keep you in His care.
Toni left a message on June 11, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. May your hearts heal with the memories you have and your smile when you think of him shows he lives on.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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