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Faye R. Winnekins
Faye R. Winnekins, 95, of Marinette passed away Saturday, July 20 at Renaissance Assisted Living in Marinette.
Born May 14, 1918 on the family farm in Pound to Phillip and Mathilda (Brosig) Augustine, she graduated from the Stephenson Training School then pursued an education in Cosmetology in Green Bay.
She married George H. Winnekins on May 18, 1946 and was the owner of Fayes House of Beauty Salon in Marinette for many years. She and her husband were also the owners of the A&W Restaurant until 1987. She was a member of the Community Homemakers Club, a former leader of the Little River 4-H Club and a 15 year volunteer with the Ecumenical Bible Class for Adults with Special Needs. Her hobbies included her flower garden, bird watching and painting and she enjoyed visiting with her brother and sisters on the phone. A huge sports fan, she looked forward to the Packers, Brewers and Badgers games and her grandchildrens sporting events.
She is survived by four children, Marcia (Steve) Linser, Mary (John) Lesandrini, George Winnekins and William (Jean) Winnekins; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Violet Frank, Rosemary Risner, Thora Zeitler, Malva Berth and Phyllis Casper; many nieces and nephews and special people, Savanna Miller and Maureen Nelson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, on June 19, 1990; her parents; a brother, Roy Augustine and a sister, Hazel Hammett.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24. A Funeral Mass was offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St. in Marinette. Rev. Joseph Dorner officiated and burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials have been established for the Wisconsin Council for the Blind, the Leukemia Foundation, Our Lady of Lourdes Church or the Ecumenical Bible Class for Adults with Special Needs.