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Anthony C. "Tony" Sinz

Anthony C. "Tony" Sinz

Anthony “Tony” Charles Sinz, age 36, of Savage, Minnesota, formerly of Eau Galle, Wisconsin passed away suddenly from a heart condition on July 16, 2017.

Tony was born on December 14, 1980, in Durand, Wisconsin. He was the first born son of parents, Charlie and Karen Sinz, and eldest brother to Denise and Christopher. 

Tony graduated from Durand High School in 1999 and earned a four year food science degree at the University of Wisconsin -River Falls.  Tony worked in research and development for General Mills in Golden Valley, MN and proudly added the “Sinz Factor” to many foods. 

Tony’s passion was farming.  He was raised on the family farm (Edgewood Dairy) in Eau Galle, Wisconsin.  Throughout his adult years Tony loved returning to the farm to work with his dad. Hardly a day went by without him calling his dad to see how things were running on the farm.

Tony enjoyed watching Packer and Badger football, specifically the last four years of Badger football. Tony loved every aspect of his life from the city life to returning home to his field work where he couldn’t wait to drive one of the many John Deere tractors. He also loved boating, snowmobiling with his friends and playing cards at the hunting shack with his family. Tony had the ability to connect with anyone. Most importantly, Tony enjoyed sharing all of his passions with the love of his life, Justina and being an incredible father to Emma.

Tony was an extremely positive and caring person whose infectious smile and laughter filled a room. From his loving nature with Christopher to his quality time with Denise, Tony was the brother you could always count on.   He was always there for his family and friends and his enthusiasm for life touched so many.  He will be profoundly missed and his presence will never be forgotten.  

He is survived by Justina and daughter, Emma of Savage, MN., his parents, Charlie and Karen of Eau Galle, his sister, Denise, of Minneapolis, brother, Christopher, of Eau Claire, maternal grandmother, Jeanette Bowen of Durand, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and a Goddaughter. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Norman Bowen and paternal grandparents, Blanche and Lyle Sinz.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

He was simply the best, and loved by all.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Benita Brezinski

    I am so shocked & sad to hear that Tony died. My heart goes out to his family. He sure was a great guy & fellow Cheese Head. I will miss being able to run into him from time to time. It is a great loss to everyone. I wish I would have found out a bit sooner. Take good care all. You raised a really great man that will be missed. My condolences.

  2. Cynthia K Kernan

    So very sorry for your loss. Karen you are an inspiring woman. Clearly you passed this ability to Tony. Please take care and let us WMB folks know if we can help. You and yours are in our thoughts

  3. Rhonda fait

    Tony, we love you so much and miss you dearly. Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Joey, Kyle and Drew

  4. Patricia Rosenberg

    Prayers and sympathy to all of Tony's relatives and precious family and many friends. Father Hoeser said it was the most people he had ever seen in the St. Henry's Church. What a testament to a wonderful man.
    Rest in peace young man.

  5. Gordon & LaVina Gifford

    It's so difficult to lose an adult son and brother who is also a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this life changing time. God bless you all. Gordy, LaVina Gifford, Liz, Maria & Gina.

  6. Jana (Bates) Nyhagen

    Sinz Family, you've been in my thoughts and prayers this week! So sorry you have to go through this difficult time. Praying time, your faith, and memories will bring you peace.

  7. Caroline Robertson

    My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers go out to Karen & Charlie & Family.

  8. Jan and Joe Drier

    So very sorry to hear about Tony! Our Thoughts and Prayers to your family!

  9. Lana and Dallas Bowen

    Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Tony. He was a great man and will truly be missed by all who loved him!

  10. Lori Jim luepkr

    Sorry sorry. Been thinking about you all.

  11. Luke Bothum

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with your family and friends.

  12. April Humphrey

    My thoughts are with my beautiful cousins and all of their friends. I never was lucky enough to meet Tony. All I know is he must have been a beautiful man to come from such fabulous parents. I wish I was there to help you through this next step in saying goodbye to your most precious son. Just know that I am there in spirit and I love you all so very much.

  13. Jan and Tom Lund

    Denise and family, you have our most heartfelt sympathy. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

  14. Brenda Schroeder-Miller

    I am so deeply moved by the beautiful things people are saying about Tony. Having never met him, I feel like I missed meeting someone with a heart of gold~ My deepest,heartfelt condolences to All of you. Karen and Charlie, you must have been so proud of your son. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers...

  15. Ruth and Alleah Adix

    Sending our love and prayers.

  16. Lori (Williamson) Seipel and family

    Our hearts go out to you all! I'm sooo sorry for your loss. Although its a handful of time, each time I talked to Tony its memorable and I will never forget him:) I praise you for the great man you raised. Love, hugs and prayers to all. We love you guys and will continue our prayers!

  17. Kate & Jack Cosentino & Family

    From all of us, we are sending prayers and love to all of you as Tony makes his way to heaven with those beautiful angel wings of his. The joy he brought Justina and Emma was so apparent. He will be terribly missed.

  18. Mary A Schwartz

    So sorry to hear this sad news his Grandma Blanche would talk of him when at the Homeplace she was proud of him sending you's prayers and your in my thoughts at this sad time Mary and Steve Schwartz

  19. Brenda & George Taylor

    Charlie and Karen: We are so sorry to hear of your son's death. It seems, from what I read, he was a very
    special young man with so many friends. Peace to your entire family.

  20. Paula Smith

    to the family of tony I am truly so sorry for loss of your son ill keep you all in my prayers

    Paula Smith

  21. Donna Mann

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.

  22. Carol Danzinger

    Our sincere sympathy to your family and friends. Altho we did not know Charlie, our heart goes out to people we recognize.
    Prayers from Ralph & Carol Danzinger

  23. Bobbi Sedlmayr

    Karen and family, you have my most heartfelt sympathy. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
    Bobbi Sedlmayr

  24. Cathy Hovda

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers your way.b

  25. Kelly Snider

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Trust in your faith and lean on God. I pray that you will be at peace in time.

  26. Tom & Jacque Evenson

    We’re very sad to hear about Tony. He was taken way to soon but left you all with countless memories that I'm sure you'll treasure forever. May they help bring you comfort. We have you in our prayers during this difficult time of loss and grieving. Remember the happy times that make you smile.
    Our condolences,
    Love, Tom & Jacque Evenson

  27. Everett, Tina and Jason Miles

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in our
    thoughts and prayers.

  28. Susan Galvin

    Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Brad Klevgard

    Thoughts and payers. So sorry for your lost, he was way too young.

  30. Kim and Keith Jacks

    So very sorry for the loss of your son. Hugs and prayers to your family.

  31. Greg and Brenda Molinaro

    Beautifully written and captured the person and character of Tony. Our sympathies cousin.

  32. Carmen Aszmann

    Denise, so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He sounds like a wonderful person who will be missed by many.

  33. Audrey (Fedie) Jaenke

    So very sorry to learn of your family's loss. You're all in my prayers during this difficult time.gwbamrcu

  34. Rick Mulheron

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers! May the love of God hold you also very close!

  35. Colleen Forster Garnevicus

    Dear Charlie, Karen, and the Sinz Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your son, Tony. We met him once and liked him immediately!

    Colleen and Tom Garnevicus

  36. Marsha Brannen

    So sorry for your loss. You in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Joe Molinaro Family

    Our deepest condolences.
    Joe, Ronni, Shane and Evan.

  38. Diane Mack

    This is so sad, and my heart is breaking for Karen and Charlie, can't imagine loosing one of my sons who are all around the same age..Love, hugs, and prayers for strength to all the family.

  39. Kelly Irvin Richtarich

    Justina and Emma,
    Our hearts are broken for you. We know he was your true love and that he took amazing care of both of you. Please lean on us and know how much you are loved. Prayers and blessings to you and Tony's family.

  40. Brenda Smith

    I am so sorry for your loss,that is just tragic,just hold on to the great memories. Take care Brenda Smith

  41. Nick & Sue Sperger

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  42. Joyce B Hill

    I'm sorry for your loss. I remember we wanted Laura and him to get married.

  43. Ruth Hunt

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Tony's loved ones. We were so sad to hear this news. God bless.
    - Ruth & David Hunt & family

  44. Nancy Molinaro-Nelson

    Keeping Tony and his whole family in my prayers. Love and hugs

  45. John and Patty Wayne

    May God bless you with the strength you will need in the days and months ahead, and that you will find comfort in your memories. Our Deepest Sympathy

  46. Faye and Dan Owen

    So very sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful son. Love, Faye and Dan

  47. Ron and Mary Jo Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tony you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  48. Barb McRae

    Karen, Charlie, Christopher & Denise,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  49. Ann Anderson

    I am so about this tragic loss. Although I had not personally met Tony, I know through Justina what a wonderful person he was, and he will be truly missed.

  50. Rick and Debbie Traun

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time

  51. SueAnn and Mark Hurlburt

    Our sincerest sympathy to your family...

  52. Hailey Richardson

    Sending love to the whole family. Tony was such a fun person to be around - always able to make people laugh! Rest easy Tony!

  53. Pinar Tutuncu

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Tony and appreciated his hard work and talent. He was always similing with a great attitude.

  54. Tim and Joanne

    Keeping the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Keep his smile and joy close to your heart. God Bless.

  55. candy butler

    So sorry to hear about your son Karin. Prayers for your family.

  56. Walter Hovland

    So Sorry for your loss
    Sending Prayersv

  57. Brebda and Jeff Schroeder

    Karen and Charlie. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  58. Cheryl Traun

    Thinking of you all at this very hard time. Our sympathy to the Sinz family. Cherish the memories.

  59. Denise Fetzer

    Oh my heart goes out to all of you. So sorry for your loss.

  60. Teresa Brunners

    Your family has our condolences at this difficult time.. Prayers to you all!
    Bryan and Teresa Brunner

  61. Pete Adler

    Our hearts are broken for your family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts, and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. The Adler's

  62. Joyce Weissinger Hajostek

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  63. Monica Heitman

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family! May the peace of Chirst be with you all!
    The Heitman's

  64. Carole Sanders

    I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Tony will be highly missed here at General Mills.

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