Obit: Hink, John H. (1935 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brooks, Hink, McVicker, Smith, Spiels, Vanmersbegen

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/04/2015

Hink, John H. (9 JUN 1935 - 1 JUN 2015)

John H. Hink, 79, of Jump River, died on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

He was born on June 9, 1935, in Jump River, the son of the late Oscar and Sylvia (McVicker) Hink.

John attended Jump River area schools and proudly served his county in the US Army in both Korea and Vietnam. John retired from the military in 1972 after 20 years of service.

Following his retirement from the Army, John lived in Jump River, Pittsville and Arrey, NM. He was employed by Larson Pallet Factory in Ogema and Weather Shield. John returned to the Jump River area due to ill health.

John was a life member of Jimp River VFW Hugh Warner Post 2977 and served as commander of the post from 1975-81.

John enjoyed fishing, watching sports, game shows, jigsaw puzzles and was a huge Packer and Cubs fan.

Survivors include his siblings, Florence (Dennis) Vanmersbegen of Topeka Kansas, Mary (LeRoy “Spike) Spiels of Westboro, Edward (Nancy) Hink of Elva, Patti Smith of Jump River, Barbara, Jim and David Hink, all of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nellie (Brooks) Hink and three brothers, Karl “Bill,” Floyd “Butchie” and Michael Hink.

A Celebration of Life in memory of John will be held on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Bears Den in Jump River. Private graveside services with military honors will be held at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.

The Plombon Funeral Service in Gilman is assisting John’s family.



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