OBIT – Robert Hinkel

MISSION – Robert Hinkel, 88, of Mission, passed away at the Comfort House in McAllen on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Mr. Hinkel was born to Aloysius and Dorothy Hinkel on April 5, 1928, in Medina, Ohio.

He married his wife, Ruth, and shortly after went on to serve for the U.S. Army for two years. He was a fireman for Ohio Police and Fire for over 21 years. After retirement in 1981, he became a Winter Texan and later made Mission his permanent home.

After the death of his wife in 2010, he married Rosemary Wolf on February 11, 2011. He was active in community life in Mission and served as a volunteer with the South Texas Food Shelf handing out food at First United Methodist Church in Mission.

Survivors include his wife; sister, Eleanor Nandrasy of Ohio; children, Tom Hinkel of Pennsylvania, Marcia Cramer of Alaska, Tim Hinkel of Ohio, Roberta Hinkel-Belair of Connecticut and Barbara Health of Ohio; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501.

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