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“Dear Todd, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My parents Bob and Phyl loved your parents with all their hearts. They had the best of times and...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Shelley Ralston - Naples, FL

“Todd, we are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My family was the last to live in your old home on Old Grand Haven Rd,on the other side of...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Ann Saari - Norton Shores, MI

“Todd,I so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember your dad's laugh and bright smile. Hold tight to your memories of good times spent with...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Heather Brolick - Muskegon, MI

“Todd, so sorry to hear about Colonel's death. What a delightful man he was. He and Pat were terrific neighbors, even adopting our dog! He was a...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Crandall - Muskegon, MI

“as a server at the MCC when ever he would come in he brought his smile his laugh and I used to all tell him you don't call you don't write and we...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Todd, So very sad to learn my dear friend has passed away. My memories are endless. I am so blessed to have known your father. Sincerely, Cheryl ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Todd, I took care of Patti at Simarron, for many years Colonel was so good to the staff and residents of our home. He Loved Patty and took such...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: sandy Becker - muskegon, MI

“Todd,Colonel was a gentleman and a scholar in every sense of the words. It was an honor to know him and a pleasure to see him every single time....Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Dale Clock - Muskegon, MI

“The Winnick's were great neighbors. My twin sister Ann and I enjoyed playing with Todd. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Norris (Ostradick) - NY

“The "Colonel" lived up to his name in a most honorable way.My late husband, Gary Ostrom, past president of Muskegon's Rotary Club, valued the service...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Kay Ostrom - Norton Shores, MI

“Todd,I met your Dad at Muskegon Rotary and sat at the same table every week. What a joy it was to be in his company. Always joyful, ready with a joke...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: John Wahlberg - Muskegon, MI

“Todd,I worked at the pro shop at MCC for 10 years and your dad was of course one of my all time favorite people! I'm sure this comes as no surprise,...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: dona bonnette - muskegon, MI

“I was always happy to see the smiling face of the Colonel and hear his amazing stories and commentary on life at Hahn's Pharmacy. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Carol Macaulay - Norton Shores, MI

“Todd Morry & I are so sad for your loss. I have known your Dad most of my life as he lived two doors down from us.His family was a great part of...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Todd, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was on in a million. I don't remember a time in my life that I didn't know him. His smile, quick wit...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Michele Nickless-Greer - Muskegon, MI

“Fond memories of our colleague and friend. Colonel was a great member of our dental society. His laugh entered the room before he did! We donated ...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Muskegon District Dental Society Verhagen - MI

“Such fond memories of Colonel! He always had a smile and a bounce in his step. So sorry to hear of his passing. Blessings to you, Todd. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Sandy Sawyer - Muskegon, MI

“My sympathies to you Todd. We grew up with you and your mom and dad. We think of those times often. May God bless you during this difficult time and...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Durelle Ray - Plant City, FL

“My husband and I met Colonel many years ago. We often saw him at various restaurants around Muskegon. He was always a gentleman and if anyone had...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Kay Bernard - Muskegon, MI

“My condolences to Todd.Doc was my Dentist til he retired. I echo the words of his Obit. He is spreading his happiness in Heaven . Peace Doc. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Hoppus - Muskegon, MI

“Todd, I am so very sorry to read of your dad's passing. He was like a bright shining light when he would wave and give me that smile every time I...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Our condolences to his family.Colonel was our family DDS for many years and we both share love of Barber Shop Harmony. A couple of years ago, he,...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Wayne Kahrs - Norton Shores, MI

“Dr. Winnick was not only my dentist for many , many years, but also our neighbor when I was growing up.Your dad had a great way with kids, Todd and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Sherri Wohlfard- Schroer - MI

“Dr. Winnick was my dentist for many years. He was a very caring man and will be missed. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Falony - Lawrenceville, GA

“Todd we have never met but just want youi to know how sorry I was to read that your dad has passed. I have so many fond memoires of golfing with him...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Ann Bard - Muskegon,, MI

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Colonel N. Winnick, age 92, died Friday, February 14, 2020. Born July 7, 1927, Colonel was the 5th child and only boy born to parents Nikolai and Stephania Winnick who immigrated from the Ukraine to the United States in 1913.

A graduate of Muskegon Heights High School, Colonel served his country in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II and the Korean War conflict. He concurrently continued his studies and later earned his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Detroit Dental School.

Colonel, his wife Patricia, and son Todd resided in Norton Shores where he practiced dentistry for 49 years. Among his interests were golf, music, barber shop quartet, gardening and traveling with Patricia.

In public, Colonel commanded a podium as effectively as realizing the importance of loyal support and quiet understanding for his family. He presided as master of ceremonies for many public functions including the Muskegon Country Club's 100th Anniversary. Colonel was also a longtime member of the Muskegon Rotary Club and the Elks. It was easy to tell where Colonel was in a room – all one would have to do was follow the distinctive voice and the laughter that invariably ensued.

Colonel did much for charity and his community and donated "Patty's Garden" in loving memory of his wife to the Muskegon Hospice House. After retirement, he would spend many of his days helping out at "The Little Red House" in Grand Haven, bringing a smile to those who were less fortunate or frail.

Always quick of wit and never at a loss for a joke or kind word, Colonel will be missed by all who had the pleasure of his company.

Colonel is survived by his son, Todd Christopher Winnick and very close family friend, Pegge Huntley.

As per Colonel's wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at