Timothy G. Winch
January 10, 1940 - May 25, 2006
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320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
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3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
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Winch, Timothy G. Timothy Giles Winch, age 66, died just after midnight on Thursday, May 25th. He died held in the arms of his wife Christina and his three children, Tanya, Sam & Adam. He died in the comfort of his home. Timothy was an optometrist at Shopko Optical in Fond Du Lac for the…

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Louise Googins (Cookie Paulson) left a message on April 6, 2009:
How sad I was to learn of Tim's death. He graduated one year ahead of me from Waupaca H.S. I have fond memories of Tim and playing in the band with him. For a few years, we lived in houses close to each other. It was always great to have a dance with Tim. I haven't seen him for years, but I remember him well. I'm so sorry that those close to him have now lost his earthly presence. Cookie
Donna Johnson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I worked with Dr. Winch for five years. He had such a zest for life. He always came to work smiling that great smile of his. My favorite memories were his stories and if those stories were about his family, he was brimming with pride. His love for his family was as resolute as the tallest trees and the highest mountains. My dearest sympathies to Christina, Tanya, Sam and Adam and all who loved him. As Kara said, he was a gift. I feel blessed to have worked with him.
terry anderson left a message on April 6, 2009:
To: Chris Winch and family I was very saddened to learn of Tim's passing. We entered Luther College at the same time in the fall of 1958. Your accounting of his life and his interests are a testimonial to why he was liked by everyone. I saw Tim at a Luther reunion in Appleton a few years ago. What a pleasure it was to see him again. I have notified the Luther class agent of the class of 1962 of Tim's passing.
Jeanette (Plutz) Groh left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sorry to hear about the death of Tim. But to know that his life was surrounded with Love and Respect makes me happy. Tim was a wonderful person. I was a member of his class in Waupaca Wisconsin and have such fond memories of Tim, and his family. How lucky we were to "sip sodas" at a drug store counter, Snake Dances down Main Street, Band Concerts, Marches, and Jitterbug! Tim and the class of 1958 were really....Happy Days! I can still hear Tim's laugh! I can still see Tim's face smiling! He was a great friend! Everyone will miss him. I will pray for all of you, his loving wife, children, and extended family! We are all blessed for having known Tim! Please accept our condolences. Jerry and Jeanette Groh
Ted & Terri Neuburg left a message on April 6, 2009:
To Dr Winch's Family; Terri & I were both saddenned by Tim's death. We only knew him through Shopko, but we shared a common bond in music. We had talked every year about collaberating on a song. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to the Family Ted & Terri Neuburg
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Nancy Carlson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Memories...When the Winch family had their cottage on Rainbow Lake before moving to Waupaca, Tim & Tom would come to my parents farm to dig worms. I was the one to pick the worms & put them in the container. Who put them on their hooks I don't know? My parents Ole & Lizzie Thompson thought alot of the Winch family. They attended Trinity Church in Waupaca and especially made it a point to be there whenever Tim gave the sermon. My husband Dan & Tim were best buddies. Dan, Tim, myself, & many friends had many memorable times from the parties at the Chain O'Lakes in the summers after graduating from Waupaca High School. Tim & Cookie Paulson were our Best Man & Maid of Honor at our wedding in 1961. I will always remember Tim as a gentle fellow & I can still hear his fun, happy laugh whenever I think of him. He is definitely in our thoughts & prayers at this time. Condolences to Christina, Tims sons & families, his brothers & their families, & the entire Winch family. Tim is now with the Lord & doing what he did so well on earth. Nancy Thompson Carlson
Barry Bishop and Vicki Mannuel left a message on April 6, 2009:
Timatheeadeus also known as Jerry Calispso in Waupaca High School's class of 1958. A member of the five fabulous foul fellows Every time we hear Handal's Alleluia Chorus we think of Tim. He WAS A GREAT SINGER and class president senior year.
Dan and Nancy left a message on April 6, 2009:
The news came as a complete surprise. How sad the miles kept us apart, yet completely together in spirit and memories. Tim, a childhood chum, teen comrade, and best man at our wedding was truly the greatest of friends. I best remember his love of music, face breaking smile, unlimited optimism, being an undaunting humorist and most of all just a great pal. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our deepest condolences to Christina and the entire Winch family. Dan and Nancy Carlson
Kara Launders left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dr Winch was a gift to work with for the past 15 yrs. His patients would often come out of the office filled with laughter. Not only were they coming in to get their eyes checked, they were coming in to see a friend. He will be deeply missed by us girls in Fond du Lac. You and your family are in my prayers. Kara
Richard A. Drawz left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am saddend to hear this. You will be remembered in my prayers.
Thomas & Kathleen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers! Tom and Kathy O'Leary
Rosemary Oftelie left a message on April 6, 2009:
Duane and I are so sad about the death of our friend, Tim. I was a student at Luther in Christina's class and we have enjoyed many crazy times at reunions. Tim had a knack for listening well and showing sincere interest in the conversations of others. That said, he was the greatest of entertainers....could spin a facinating tale about anything...road kill? "The LC Girls" are prepared to make the annual pilgrimmage to "the lake" where there will be never-ending stories of Tim's great antics. We love you, Chris and children!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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