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Joseph Adolph Sinkule
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Joseph Adolph Sinkule, 1925-2014

Joseph Sinkule, age 88 years, a lifelong resident of the Hillsboro area, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, peacefully at his home in Hillsboro.

He was born on June 16, 1925 to Joseph J. and Christine (Wopat) Sinkule in the Town of Hillsboro.  He grew to adulthood on the family farm and attended Hillsdale Grade School and Hillsboro High School.  Out of high school he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a surgical technician.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 223 and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

After the war he trucked cattle to Milwaukee and farmed on the family farm and at White City for 50 years.  Joseph was united in marriage to Eva Revels on Oct. 25, 1990, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Sinkule; son, Vincent Sinkule of Ontario; brother, Tom (Joyce) Sinkule of Prairie du Sac; three nieces, Connie Parker, Janeen Jameson and Lynette Penshorn and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bernard Sinkule; sister, Mary Jean Fanta and nephews, Rodney and Scott Fanta.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, with Rev. Conrad Prell officiating.  Burial with military rites were in the St. John’s Cemetery at White City.  Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  For online information go to