Joe Hink Jr.
December 15, 1923 – May 7, 2011
Joe Hink, Jr., 87, of Windsor, passed away May 7, 2011 at his residence.
He was born December 15, 1923 in Newaygo, Michigan to Joseph George and Margaret Mae Hink. On April 14, 1945 he married Elizabeth (Betty) Emily Hopkins. They have been married for 66 years.
Joe was a ham operator. He loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting and camping.
Joe is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Emily Hink of Windsor, daughter Patricia of Winfield, Kansas; sons David of Wellington and Ron of Emigrant, Montana; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 step grandsons; brother Gerald of Newaygo, Michigan.
Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evangelical Free Church of Windsor. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at Evangelical Free Church of Windsor, 700 Pine Drive, Windsor. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wildlife Animals Sanctuary in Keenesburg in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Joe Hink Jr.
May 11, 2011
Uncle Joe, you will be missed. I enjoyed your humor and love for nature. Sue and I appreciated your visits and how you made us welcome during our visits. Betty, our prayers for peace and comfort will be for you. Joe was a great man and I was glad to be part of his life.
May 11, 2011
I have a very special memory about Uncle Joe. I was at work here in Ill. and I work in the jewelry department. On my morning break I was talking with a friend who worked in shoes and was transfering to PR. I was telling her about Joe living here and at the time he was an air traffic controller. I said how I wished he lived closer so she could meet him and he could give her pointers the life in PR. Later that morning I am filling the watches and this man walks up to me and puts his arm around my neck with his watch in my face asking if I had a watch like that one. As I started to answer I here his laugh and knew immediately who it was. He had a laugh you could never forget. He says to me, "you sure seem comfortable when an old man puts his arm around you" All I could say was "What are you doing here?" (he lived in colo. and we saw him once every few years) He says "I just needed a date for lunch" As we leave the store to go to lunch we run into my friend who is moving to PR. Guess what??? they had a wonderful chat and he enjoyed so much to share what he knew. What a special memory. Rest in peace Joe and I send my love and sympathy to all the family members. Love you, Paula (Horton) Powell