Edwin Clarence Hinck
Edwin Clarence Hinck, 90, of Concordia, Missouri, died Saturday, July 1, 2017, at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Concordia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Pallbearers are Adam Hinck, Brandon Hinck, Jonathan Hinck, Joseph Hinck, Christian Johns, Micahel Johns and Sam Ziegelbein. Memorials are suggested to be given to St. Paulís Lutheran Church and an online guest book is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born September 30, 1926, on the Hinck family home place near Concordia, he was the son of the late Albert Hinck and Laura Holsten Hinck. He received his education at Davis School through the 7th grade and then at St. Paulís Lutheran School for 8th grade. On January 11, 1951, he entered the United States Army and received basic training as a mechanic at Texarkana, Texas, with the 74th ORD Co. He was stationed there for 11 months and then deployed overseas with the 91st ORD HAM Co. to Korea as a mechanic in the Pusong and Kunsan areas. He returned to the United States on December 24, 1952, and was released from the Army Reserve on October 8, 1956. He was a member of American Legion Post 258 in Concordia.
On Sept. 20, 1953, at St. Matthewís Lutheran Church in Ernestville, he was united in marriage to Vera Ann Riesterer, who survives of the home. He spent his life farming in the Concordia area and, in later years, worked at Concordia Implement. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, where he served with joy and dedication as an elder, trustee, finance committee member, usher, former member of the choir, and Menís Club member. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Randy S. Hinck and wife Sandra of Concordia, Duane Hinck and wife Chrislyn of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Audrey Johns and husband Todd of Blue Springs; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Velma Hinck of Concordia; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lorine Nienhueser; and one brother, Omar Hinck.