Calvin Hinrichs

Wessington Springs

Calvin Hinrichs, 68, of Wessington Springs, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Doyle officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation resumed Thursday morning one hour prior to the service.

Calvin Jay Hinrichs was born April 30, 1951, in Wessington Springs to Matthew and Anna Ione (Faulhaber) Hinrichs. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lane. He grew up on a farm in Blaine Township, rural Jerauld County, and graduated from Lane High School in 1969.

Calvin was united in marriage to Marilyn Hohn on Aug. 6, 1971, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket. They made their home in Wessington Springs. Calvin enjoyed a career driving semi truck and drove over 28 years with no reportable accidents. He worked for Caffee Trucking and Bob Winter Trucking hauling cattle, and he hauled grain for Stan’s Feed and Grain. Currently, he worked at J&M Specialties Parts Store.

Some knew Calvin as “Fishy” or “CJ.” He was an interesting person with a twinkle in his eye. Calvin had a variety of interests that included fishing, playing cards, gardening and geology. He always enjoyed a challenge and could fix most anything electrical or mechanical. Some of his favorite times were spent with his granddaughters, Friday night drives for dinner with Marilyn and time spent with his coffee/card group.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 48 years, Marilyn, of Wessington Springs; son, Jody (Susanne) Hinrichs of Brainerd, Minn.; three granddaughters; four brothers, Tom (Laurel) Hinrichs, Allen (Carmen) Hinrichs, David Hinrichs and Mike Hinrichs; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Calla Jean Hinrichs.

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