Adam M. Wencl, age 24, of Winona, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Adam, born on July 1, 1994, was the son of Michael and Linda (Meinen) Wencl.
He attended Winona Area Public Schools and graduated from Winona Senior High in 2012. Adam worked as a chef at various restaurants and worked at various production companies, most recently with RTP in Winona.
Adam was an outstanding musician, with a natural ability to play both the acoustic and electric guitars. He composed much of his own music and his lyrics were written from deep within his heart. He could play back any song of many popular rock bands without sheet music. One of his most heartwarming songs was his rendition of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. He participated in the Winona Middle School and Senior High talent shows and always brought the crowd to a roaring applause. He also loved to cook, often creating many of his own recipes.
Adam's biggest love was his family and his concern and love for those around him was always evident. He never forgot the special days, like birthdays and holidays, and when he couldn't be present, he would call or send letters.
Adam is survived by his parents; younger brother, Eric; grandmother, Carolyn Meinen; grandparents, Betty and Charles Wencl; aunts and uncles, Kathy (Rich) Crusing, Diane (Wayne) Messman, Randy (Carol) Meinen, Steven (Tamera) Wencl, Tom (Doreen) Wencl; and cousins, Chris, Kevin, Stephanie, Ashley, Kelsey, Jordan, Nicole, Stephanie, Jessica, Garrett, Jackie, Mark, Trent and Angelica.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roger Meinen; great-grandmother, Libby Wencl; and great-grandfather Michael Fink.
A Celebration of Adam's life will be at 3 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Ashley Czaplewski. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Please leave a memory of Adam and view his video tribute at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Adam was a very talented guitar player. He wrote and performed many of his own songs.
Watch Adam's Talent show performances on YouTube.
Winona Middle School
Winona Senior High School
To the family members of Adams family. I did not know him, but i just watched this video, and it broke my heart that such a talented boy is gone. He was cute, handsome beyond words. Why do these things happen. Especially to his parents and brother, you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Bonnie Boettcher
Our sincerest condolences to your family.
I never knew Adam but his maternal grandparents are my aunt and uncle. I knew his mother when she was very young. My most sincere sympathy goes to Adam's parents, siblings, his grandmother, Carolyn Meinen and other family members and friends. Such a talented young man whose generous spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of those who were close to him.
I had Adam as a student and remember him as a kind, caring young man. My heart aches for your loss.
Heartbroken for you.
Holding you up in prayer and love.
Tom and Karen Rossin
I've had the pleasure of meeting Adam a couple of times over the years. Indeed he was a talent man with a love of life. He offered me guitar lessons recently and I wish I would have taken him up on that. I would have provided a real challenge for him, but he was certain that he could teach a man with absolutely no ability whatsoever. On behalf of our staff and myself we grieve with you. So deeply sorry for your loss. Bill
Mike, Linda and Family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
David and Karin Gollon
Mike, Linda, Eric sorry for your loss
Mike, Linda and Eric, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dave and Marcy Marks
Adam, you will always be in this aunties heart. May you be at peace my young friend. Linda, Eric and Mike, you have our love, thoughts and prayers, and may God's grace bring you comfort now and forever. Steve & Tamera
Didn’t know Adambut what an amazing young talented man. Mayyourestin Peace Adam. My sincere condolences to his family. I grieve with you.
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