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In Memory of Marvin Hinkel


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday July 7, 2019
Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ
1001 Birch Drive
Roberts WI, 54023

Funeral Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday July 7, 2019
Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ
1001 Birch Drive
Roberts WI, 54023

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Saturday October 19, 2019
Basswood Cemetery
30274 County Highway E
Muscioda WI, 53573

Marvin J. Hinkel, age 89, of Roberts, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond. Marvin was born on January 17, 1930 in Sylvan, WI, to Elmer and Edith (Bolint) Hinkel. He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1949. Marvin was united in marriage to Jerda Johnson, on February 4, 1951 in Bear Valley, WI. The couple were blessed with four children and made their home on a dairy farm in Richland Center, WI. The family moved to Roberts, and Marvin worked as a custodian in the Hudson school system, then later at St. Croix Central Elementary School for over 25 years.   

Marvin was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing; he loved spending time with the guys at the hunting shack. He kept a large vegetable garden that reminded him of his days farming. Marvin truly adored his wife, Jerda, and enjoyed spending time with his family. When Jerda got him out of the house, he was fond of traveling to visit relatives and old friends.

Marvin will remain in the hearts of his children, Dan (Linda) Hinkel of Grantsburg, Jeff (Trudy) Hinkel of Roberts and Diane (Kevin Rhone)  of New Richmond; son-in-law, Ken Johnson of Deer Park; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Jerda; daughter, Gail Johnson; grandson, Tony Hinkel; his parents; siblings, Everette Hinkel, Laverne Hinkel, and Ella Engendorf.

A Funeral Service for Marvin will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 7th at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Drive, Roberts. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Graveside service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19th at the Basswood Cemetery, 30274 County Hwy E, Muscioda, WI.

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    • Marvin was such a great guy. My agency provided some support for him a couple years ago at his apartment in Roberts. Marvin was one of our clients I truly enjoyed spending time with when I needed to fill in for one of my staff that couldnt make it, heck at times I would volunteer to go hang out with him! Such a pleasant and great guy, will never forget his laugh and firm handshake. RIP Marv, was great to get to know you..

    • I met Marv while I was in 9th grade. All of us enjoyed Marv’s cheerfulness. later I worked with him for six years while I was in high school and college. He always shared chores equally so we all did the better work together as well as the less pleasant chores. He was always very grateful for anything we did with him. It was fun to go to work each day with Marv. In all those years I never heard a cross word from him. If I can be as kind to others as Marv modeled to me, I will be proud to be sharing his goodness with all the people I love. You are a saint to me Marv. Enjoy a wonderful eternity…………….Mark

    • I worked with Marv at the Hudson School system when I was a high school student. In December of 1973 when his dad died, I took over for him at the North Hudson and HouIton Schools so he could attend the funeral. It was Christmas break and not a lot of time to get the work done. He was very grateful I did the work for him, I in turn very glad to help out.

      I loved the fact he could not hardly talk without a smile or grin on his face. I ran into him from time to time over the years and enjoyed the ‘short reunions’.

      You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve. Gregg Miller

    • To The Hinkel family:

      I am very sorry for your loss, peace be with all that this loved good man. Although I’m sad to hear he passed, I can’t help but smile every time I think of Marv, another funny story or joke is remembered. Thank you for Sharing Marv & Jerda with the rest of us.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. What a great guy and kind person!! He will be truly missed.

    • This dear gentleman was so kind to me growing up and I will never forget that. He was also a prankster with a smart sense of humor. I remember his dear wife fondly as well. God bless and Rest In Peace. A legacy of love and kindness is everlasting. ❤️