Obit: Hink, John H. (1935 - 2015)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hink, McVicker, Brooks, Vanmersbergen, Spieles, Smith
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 6/03/2015
Hink, John H. (9 June 1935 - 1 June 2015) With Flag
John H. Hink, 79, of Jump River, died on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Aspirus Hospital in Medford. 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 country in the U. S. Army in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. 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, New Mexico. 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 Jump River VFW Hugh Warner Post 2977. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, game shows, jigsaw puzzles and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Cubs fan.
Survivors include his siblings: Florence (Dennis) Vanmersbergen of Topeka, KS, Mary (LeRoy ‘Spike’) Spieles of Westboro, Edward (Nancy) Hink of Eleva, Patti Smith of Jump River, Barbara, Jim, and David Hink, all of Hoffman Estates, IL, many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his step-mother, 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, 2015, 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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