Richard Rick Winberg, 51, of North Branch, died peacefully at his home Oct. 4, 2013, with his family and friends at his side. Rick was born Nov. 16, 1961, in New Richmond, Wis. to JoAnne (Skifstad) Fletch and Roger Winberg and went on to graduate from New Richmond High School. Rick worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Carl Bolander and Sons. In Sept. of 2004, he married Connie (Kes). During his lifetime, Rick greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in his garage, and being outdoors. Most of all, Rick loved to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed making those around him feel comfortable, making them laugh, and seeing them happy.
He was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Winberg; grandparents, Archie Skifstad, Frank and Anna (Halldorf) Winberg. Rick is survived by his father, Roger (Benet) Winberg; mother JoAnne Fletch; wife Connie; daughter, Elisha Winberg; sons, Joseph (Kacie) Winberg, Jacob Winberg; step-son, Douglas (Kelly) Thompson; grandchildren, Elise, Madison, Joshua, Megan; sister, Patti (Duane) Bethke; brother, Trevor; niece, Danielle; nephews, Matthew, Tyler, and Drake; and grandmother, Helen Larson.
A celebration of Ricks life will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m. to close at the American Legion in North Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences may be left at www.grandstrandfh.com.