Kenneth William John Hinck

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kenneth William John Hinck, 87, of Concordia, died Sunday, Dec. 6, at Western Missouri Medical Center, in Warrensburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.

Hinck was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Ernestville. He was the son of Alfred M. and Eleonora Oetting Hinck. He was confirmed and baptized at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, in Ernestville, and attended St. Matthew's Lutheran School for eight years. He transferred membership to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia and in 1945 he graduated from Concordia High School. On Oct. 23, 1949, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, he married Minerva Fuchs, who survives of the home. This marriage was blessed with three sons: Steven, Neal, and James.

Kenneth served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was a life member of Lohman-Meyer American Legion Post 258 and Concordia V.F.W. Post 5649. He worked at International Shoe Factory in Sweet Springs for eight years, but the majority of his career was spent with Concordia Farmers Co-op, retiring in 1990, after 35 years of service.

Kenneth was a member of Concordia Civic Club, served as president and secretary of Concordia Industrial Development, and as secretary-treasurer for the Concordia Special Road District for 21 years. He was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Voter's Assembly, serving as president and treasurer, served on the board of elders, board of education, board of trustees, board of evangelism and stewardship, and finance committee.

In addition to his wife, Minerva, he is survived by three sons: Steven Hinck and wife, Susan, of Springfield; Neal Hinck, of Concordia, and James Hinck and wife, Melissa, of Carmel, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Hinck and wife, Alice, of Concordia, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Orville Hinck.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or family choice and an online guestbook is available at