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Wilfred "Bill" "Willie" Hinnenkamp

April 14, 1934 — September 6, 2023

Meire Grove, Minnesota

Wilfred "Bill" "Willie" Hinnenkamp

Wilfred D. “Bill” “Willie” Hinnenkamp, age 89 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at the Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Wilfred Diedrich Hinnenkamp was born April 14, 1934 in Melrose, Minnesota to Herman and Margaret (Buschmann) Hinnenkamp. After high school, Bill worked on ore ships in the Duluth/Superior area. He started farming and was united in marriage and had nine children. The couple later divorced. Bill was united in marriage to Donna Lahr on December 12, 1979. Bill continued farming, which he did for the majority of his life, but after farming he worked different trucking jobs and other various jobs. In 1986, Bill and Donna moved to Meire Grove where he lived until the spring of 2022. He then lived in Melrose until his recent home at the Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove, Lions Club, and the Knights of Columbus. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, especially cribbage. He also loved to tinker around in his shed.

Survivors include his children, Gwen (Marson) Michels, Bruce (Debbie) Hinnenkamp, Brian (Trina) Hinnenkamp, Scott (Diane) Hinnenkamp, Shannon Hinnenkamp, Mark Hinnenkamp, Wayne (Rowena) Hinnenkamp, Chad (Melissa) Rowe, and Jay (Annie) Hinnenkamp; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Herman and Harry Hinnenkamp.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna Hinnenkamp on January 8, 2021; son, Jeff Hinnenkamp; infant son, Russell Hinnenkamp; grandson, Landon Hinnenkamp; brothers and sisters, Rosella Wieber, Erwin Hinnenkamp, Lucille Loecken, Walter Hinnenkamp, Hildegard Knops, Luella Williams, Arthur Hinnenkamp, Margaret Eiynck, and Virginia Caspers.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 11, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

20 MN-4, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

20 MN-4, Melrose, MN 56352

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