Melvin “Wink” Charles Wincapaw

Melvin Wink Charles Wincapaw

DeForest – Melvin Charles “Wink” Wincapaw, age 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 13, 2022. He was born on July 4, 1927, the son of Roy and Johanna Wincapaw.

He graduated from Beloit High School in 1945 and joined the U.S Navy. After an honorable discharge, he moved back to South Beloit and married the love of his life, Romaine Kemp. Throughout his incredible life he wore many hats. He was a serviceman, a machinist, an apartment manager, and a business owner. Mostly though, he was a wonderful husband and father which is the hat he wore with pride. Wink’s life was devoted to his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Romaine; his children Gail (Victor) Taugher, Libby (Robert) Weiler, Penny, and Jeff (Dana) Wincapaw, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johanna and Roy Wincapaw, his brother Robert (Hazel), Shirley (Karl) Fries, son-in-law Bernie, and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, WI. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. A private family burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road