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Michael S. Winterberg, November 21, 1988 - November 24, 2019

Michael S. Winterberg
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Michael Stephen Winterberg, 31, died at Sacred Heart Hospital on November 24, 2019. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on November 21, 1988 to Dr. Dwayne and Debbie Winterberg. During his childhood Michael lived in Florida, New Brunswick Canada and the past 19 years in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated from North High School in 2007. He enlisted in the army national guard his senior year where he served 8 years. Michael was deployed on an active duty tour in Iraq during 2009-2010 as a Specialist in Detachment 1 Company F 132 Brigade. He was an entrepreneur and started his own businesses. In 2012 he started Tom-E-Gun specializing in tactical firearms manufacturing and had a Class 3 license. In 2015 he started ALPS Protection body guard agency. Michael graduated May of 2019 from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Criminal Justice, and he was enrolled in the Police Academy. He was passionate about movies, enjoyed off-roading in his jeep, loved fast cars, motorcycles, and guns. He loved God, his family, friends, his animals, and had a tender heart. Michael will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in his death by his grandmother Bessie Winterberg, grandfather M. Lee Schenck, aunt Connie Shireman, and aunt Jean Winterberg. He is survived by his parents Dwayne and Debbie Winterberg, his brother Jeremy Winterberg, grandfather F. Lester Winterberg and grandmother Helen Scheck, uncle Bruce Winterberg, uncle Jim (Pat) Shireman, aunt Patricia (Rev. Dennis) Waymire, aunt Juanita (Dr. Eddie) Garcia, aunt Rev. Sharon (Rev. Dalbert) Walker, uncle Dr. Kenneth (Angie) Schenck and many cousins who he loved.

Funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Eau Claire Wesleyan Church, 2405 Keith Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701.  Visitation will take place on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Hulke Family Funeral Home from 4-7 pm and on Saturday at the church from 10 am until the time of service.  Graveside service will take place at 1 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Fancy Creek Cemetery in Gillingham, WI near Richland Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred to assist with expenses.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Joshua Olson November 30, 2019

    Mr and Mrs Winterberg,
    My condolences for the loss of your son. He was an amazing person and Soldier that I had the honor of serving with in Iraq in 2009-2010. May god help you through this tough time and heal you and your families hearts. You will be in my prayers for healing.

  2. Ben Steiger November 28, 2019

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Mikes’ family. So sorry to hear of his loss. I worked with Mike at the Bore’s Nest gun shop in Eau Claire. Mike always had a big heart and was willing to help. He will be missed.

  3. Mark Poppas November 27, 2019

    We are so sadden by Michael’s passing. Know that your family is in our prayers. I pray that his memory will be eternal.

  4. Nancy Vodak November 27, 2019

    May God keep you comforted during this time. I can’t imagine what it is like to lose a child. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Rev. Nick Graham November 26, 2019

    Dwayne and Debbie,

    Beth and I are so very sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there for you and your family. We send our love and prayers. Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life. Lean into His promise today.

  6. Laura Schirer November 26, 2019

    This is Laura Schirer, I was married to Brent Goetzke (we divorced in 2012) and were more a part of Mike's life during his motorcycle days. I was extremely saddened to hear of Michael's passing. I'll remember his positive and easy going personality and his love for his cats even though he was so allergic to them. There were a couple of incidents where Mike's level-head and calm way of reasoning intervened in a positive way during some of Brent's and my arguments.

    I am truly regretful of your loss.