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Corey Michael Winkel

February 1, 1987 — June 21, 2015

Corey Michael Winkel, age 28, of Osborne, KS entered into rest on June 21, 2015. He was born February 1, 1987 in Belleville, KS. To Joseph L. and Marcia A. (Gauby) Winkel and was raised on their farm north of Glen Elder, KS.

Corey graduated from Lakeside high school in Downs, KS in 2005. He then began a career as a welder at sunflower Mfg and worked there four years. He was a hard working man, loved the outdoors and was always one with nature. In turn his occupation became farmer/rancher. He worked for Rod and Sandy Cameron, farmer/rancher, north of Bloomington, KS for the past 5 years. He loved working with cattle and farming the land.

Corey enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with family, friends, and his fiancé. He especially loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews who knew him affectionately as “Uncle Grumpy”, and he absolutely loved his dogs, his close companions. Corey had a joyful personality and a laughing grin that no one will ever forget.

Corey is survived by his parents: Joe and Marcia Winkel, Glen Elder, KS, three sisters: Alicia James and husband Wesley James of Salina, KS, Raquelle Hicks and boyfriend Brian Greenwell, Beloit, KS, Kimberly Winkel and boyfriend Blake Odle of Hays KS, grandparents Bertha and Don Johnson, Topeka KS, grandmother Dorothy Gauby, Washington, KS, two nieces Gracie Mae and Annestyn Faith Hicks of Beloit, KS, nephews Aden Joseph and Wyatt Jacob James, Salina, KS, Fiancé Tasha Leishing, Osborne, KS and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Corey is preceded in death by his grandfathers Dale Winkel and Roy Gauby, uncle, Mark Gauby, great grandmother, Frances Pieper, great uncles, Cecil Winkel, Frances Winkel and numerous other great uncles, and cousin Jerrod Nuss.
Corey loved to build, fix, and repair, and made his dad especially proud with his frequent calls to him for help, guidance, and answers on ever so many projects. When people asked, where did you learn that? He would proudly reply with a big smile “from my Dad!” These calls will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Corey will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call a son, grandson, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a very caring and happy man who would do anything to help the next person out.
Corey will ALWAYS be on our minds and FOREVER in our hearts.

Visitation will be held from 9a.m-7p.m. with family present from 6-7 p.m. Friday June 26 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Cawker City. A rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday June 27 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow at Athens Cemetery, Jewell, KS. Memorial may be made to Corey Winkel Memorial Fund.

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