Kirk W. Winkler, an avid fisherman and former US Navy SEAL, departed this life February 1, 2012, after a brief illness. He was born in 1959 in Detroit, MI, and raised iin Topeka, KS. Many of his favorite memories growing up are of outdoor sports with his late father, Malcolm E. Winkler, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Esther R. Winkler, of Baldwin City, KS, and his brother, Malcolm E. Winkler, PHD, of Bloomngton, IN. “Captain Kirk’s” great sense of humor and zest of life will always be remembered by the entire Stohl family and his good friends, Pat Morton, Mitch Cohoon, Larry Proctor, and Vonnie Joy.
Please contact Jennifer Stohl for memorial details: (757) 477-6130. Many thanks go to the ICU Unit of Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary efforts on Kirk’s behalf.
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Jenny and family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember his wonderful smile and willingness to help out anyone. He will be truly missed and will remain in our hearts always. We love you.
Kirk, you are loved and you are being missed! I wonder if there is a message for those of us left behind that you left this life on Mom & Dad’s 63rd wedding anniversary. I know Mom/Lois was right there to greet you. You were like her son/seventh child. I know she’s looking out for you right now. Jenny, Our thoughts and prayers are with you every single day. I know how much you loved Kirk from the moment you first met. Anything you need, call me! We love you and as always want the best for you.
I will miss my phone conversations with Kirk when I called for Jenny. He so loved to talk and share his heart with everyone he knew. We would talk about his faith and of God’s love. I know Kirk is in heaven, reeling in the big fish.. Will also miss his big hugs and that big smile on his face. Jenny call anytime you need to talk or just need a shoulder to lean on.
We will always love and miss our Uncle Kirk. You were a great influence for my boys and you are forever in our hearts. Christmas Eve was extra special this year because they spent it with you. We’ll see you again one day.
I want to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and memories you have of Kirk. It certainly helps that so many people cared about him. I’m asking everyone to read Psalms 61:2. Thank you, Jenny
Jenny, I was so sorry to hear of Kirk’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. judymccullough
Kirk, we are better for knowing you. We’re sure you’re out there catching the big one. You’ll certainly be missed.
I went to Cutty Sark Marina Restaurant to hear a friend play music 2 nights ago, and while surrounded by all the seafood, the boats, the water, I came away from there still remembering how you touched all our lives with your sea-faring soul. You brought that to our family, where the soul is truly free, on the sea.