Obit: Hinkelmann, Alice Ester (1927 - 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hinkelmann, Lautenbach, Garbisch, Marty, Elmhorst, Mott, Schmidt, Gordon, Herbrand

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 July 2004; page 10

Hinkelmann, Alice Ester (28 Dec. 1927 - 10 July 2004)

Alice Hinkelmann, age 76, of Neillsville, died on Saturday, July 10, at the Memorial Medical Center. Alice died peacefully with her family at her side.

Alice Ester Hinkelmann was born on Dec. 28, 1927 the daughter of Carl and Nelda (Lautenbach) Garbisch in Granton. She attended the Rodar School and graduated from the Granton High School. Alice was united in marriage to Arden Hinkelmann on May 24, 1947. She worked at the Farmer’s Store and then as a court reporter for nine years for Judge Oscar Schoengarth. For many years she dedicated her time to raising her family. She also worked for the Fuller Brusch Company as a Field manager for 23 years. During this time she was also the co-owner and bookkeeper for Hinkelmann’s Mobil Service Station working alongside her husband for 38 years. Her work and her family were very important to her. After Alice and Arden retired they would spend their winters in Alamo, Tx. They enjoyed 10 warm winters there. Alice was a charter member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and also a member of the Calvary Women. She also belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Organization and was a member of the United Commercial Travelers.

Alice is survived by her husband, Arden, of Neillsville; two children, Dean (Marcia) Hinkelmann and Annette (Terry) Marty, all of Neillsville. She is further survived by four grandchildren: Heather Hinkelmann, Aaron Hinkelmann, Amy Marty, all of Neillsville and April (Luke) Elmhorst, of Humbird, and two great-grandchildren, Katherine and Dominic. She is also survived by three brothers, Lelan Garbisch, of Milwaukee; Marvin (Carol) Garbisch, of Packwaukee and Vernon (Darlene) Garbisch, of Sheboygan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Irene Mott and Violet Schmidt.

A Memorial Service for Alice was held on Wednesday, July 14, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor James Gordon officiated. Music was provided by Kris Herbrand, organist and The Calvary Lutheran Choir.

The Gesche Funeral Home, of Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.



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