Orville A. Hinck, 78, of Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs, with Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs, with visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Pallbearers will be John Roth, Steve Brown, Craig Poppinga, Lester Harms, Neal Hinck and Wallace Bredehoeft. Honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 279 and grandsons, Sgt. Ben Lichtenwalner, Joe Lichtenwalner, Mark Lichtenwalner, Matt Knight, Michael Knight and Spc. Christopher Wise. Memorials may be made to the church or National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born April 26, 1929, in Ernestville, he was the son of the late Alfred M. Hinck and Eleonora Oetting Hinck. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the Voters’ Assembly and served on the Board of Elders, Board of Finance, Board of Properties, Head Usher and Secretary and had been a past member of the Men’s Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran and sergeant in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars, The United Nations Service Medal, The National Defense Medal, The Army Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant for Meritorious Service and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge. He was a life member of American Legion Post 279 in Sweet Springs, where he served on the Honor Guard and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5649 in Concordia. He had been employed at Emma Cooperative Elevator Co. in Sweet Springs for 38 years as a bookkeeper, office manager and grain merchandiser before his retirement in 1991. He had also worked at International Shoe Co. in Sweet Springs for five years before entering the Army in 1951.
Survivors include three daughters, Teresa Funk of Fayetteville, Ark., Tamara Wise of Harrison, Ohio, and Tonia Lichtenwalner of Duluth, Ga.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Kenneth Hinck and Everett Hinck, both of Concordia; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Funk.