Faye R. Winnekins, 95, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Marinette. She was born May 14, 1918 on the family farm in Pound, Wis. to Phillip and Mathilda (Brosig) Augustine.
Faye graduated from the Stephenson Training School then pursued an education in Cosmetology in Green Bay. She married George H. Winnekins on May 18, 1946. Faye was the owner of Faye's House of Beauty Salon in Marinette for many years. She and her husband were also the owners of the A&W Restaurant until 1987. Faye 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 grandchildren's sporting events.
Faye is survived by four children: Marcia (Steve) Linser, Mary (John) Lesandrini, George Winnekins and William (Jean) Winnekins; five grandchildren: Jill (Dion) Tobias, Jason (Sandra) Linser, Brian (Elisabeth) Lesandrini, Matthew Winnekins and Molly (fiancé, Joe Buyer) Winnekins; five great-grandchildren: Taylor, Tye and Tenley Linser, Gavin Winnekins and Taylyn Tobias; 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 may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, in Marinette, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., in Marinette, by the Reverend Joseph Dorner.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, 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. We will all miss the family dinners around the dining table and Packer parties.