Floyd Hinkley, 99, Albert Lea

Published 7:30 am Sunday, March 2, 2014

Funeral services for Floyd R. Hinkley will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea chapel. The Rev. Julie Schaffer will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date at the Freeborn Cemetery, Freeborn.

Floyd died Feb. 27, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.  He was 99.

Floyd Hinkley

Floyd Hinkley

Floyd R. Hinkley was born on July 30, 1914, to George W. and Julia (Jacobson) Hinkley in Freeborn.Floyd was a lifelong resident of Freeborn, which is where he attended and graduated high school. After his schooling, Floyd became a founding partner of Hinkley Chevrolet. He worked there for many years. Prior to his retirement, Floyd worked for Freeborn County Human Services for five years.

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Floyd was a lifetime member of the Freeborn Congregation United Church of Christ. Floyd was a part of the Masonic Lodge, a charter member of the Freeborn Fire Department and an avid member of the Rod and Gun Club.

Floyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and was very proud of his vegetable garden, where he would spend most of his summers. Floyd had a special love for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren that could not be matched. His special joy came from Sunday get-togethers with his family, where he would proudly serve the vegetables he grew from seedlings.

Floyd is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; sister, Iva Proehl; brothers, Irving, Raymond and Vernon; as well as one grandson and one great-great grandson.

Those left to cherish Floyd’s memory are his children, JoAnn (Allan) Stensrud of Freeborn, Maxine (Dan) Long of Austin, Cari (Kevin) Stenzel of Freeborn, Tom (Jennifer) Stensrud of Albert Lea, Kelly (Terry) Christen, of Warrens, Wis., Jodi (Mark) Eich of Austin and Jason (Shelly) Long of Isle; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Eleanor Fjone of Albert Lea and Gladys (W.G.) Miskoff of Hutchinson; as well as a sister in-law, Barbara Geesman of Albert Lea.