Friday, April 19, 2013

Robert J. Hinkston

Robert J. Hinkston passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at his residence. He was 81 years old. He was born on November 15, 1931, in Shabbona Grove, IL, to the late Harry C. and Josephine (Johnson) Hinkston.

On April 4, 1970, Bob was united in marriage to the former Mary Bernhardt, who survives him, as well as his sister, Bonnie Honeycutt of Dayton, OH. Bob is also survived by his children, Julia and Mark; as well as “special sons,” Carlos (Rosy) Dounce and their sons, Carlos and Fernando, and Oliver (Malu) Dounce and their sons, Alexis and Axel all of Mexico City.

Bob had been a meat cutter for over 40 years, working the last 20 years at Willie’s Sentry on Douglas Avenue. He was a member of the UFCW, Local 1444. Until his health prevented him, Bob was a very active member of St. Edward’s Church, spending many years with the RCIA program as well as a Eucharistic minister, member of the Parish Council, Finance Committee, REST program, Bingo chairman and communion volunteer to Ridgewood.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Virgil; and his sister, Shirley McCormick Snider (Edward/Harold).

Visitation will be held at St. Edward’s Church on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11 a.m., immediately followed by a memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 a.m. with Rev. William Burkert and Rev. Allan Bratkowski. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make donations to St. Edward’s School or the Parkinson Research Institute of Wisconsin.

Special thanks to Dr. Richard Clark, Dr. Gary Leo, Michal (his caregiver) and Tamera (his Hospice Nurse) and to all those who didn’t forget him in his illness.

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