Lee Hinker

Forestburg

Lee Hinker obit 34    Lee Joseph Hinker, 58, of Forestburg, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home.  Funeral services were Monday, April 11, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial was in St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery in Woonsocket.  Visitation was Sunday evening with a scripture service at the Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Lee was born on March 4, 1958 at Wessington Springs to William and Bernita (LaBreche) Hinker.  He graduated from Forestburg High School in 1976.  He attended Mitchell Vo-Tech and graduated from the H-VAC program.
On Aug. 3, 1985, he married Janet Authier. To this union one son, Drew M. Hinker, was born. He farmed with his father and mother.  They raised melons and Lee established a melon stand in Aberdeen, where he was well known for fresh produce, especially pumpkins. He often provided free pumpkins to the schools in Aberdeen. He always enjoyed being around people, especially family and friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his son, Drew Hinker, Woonsocket; his mother, Bernita Hinker, Mitchell; two sisters, Melanie (Dave) Blevins, Denver, Colo., Cathy (James) Hegg, Huron; three brothers, Leonard (Nancy) Hinker, Fedora, Roger (Pat) Hinker, Forestburg, and Mark (Carol) Hinker, Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Hinker, a sister, Beverly Hinker, and a brother, Anthony Hinker.

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