Details for Jean L. Hinkel

Jean L. Hinkel, 86, formerly of Milton, WI, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 surrounded by her family at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Footville, WI. Jean was born on December 30, 1931 in Iowa, to the late Charles and Edith (Clinton) Pixler. On April 16, 1949, Jean married Delmar "Del" D. Hinkel. Jean worked many years at Barber Colman, before going to work as a fabricator at Schweigers in Jefferson, WI. Jean loved to go dancing at White Springs, IA, watch the birds and go for walks, do jigsaw puzzles, and play bingo. She also enjoyed cooking for the family. She was a longtime resident at the Wesley Ave. Apartments in Janesville and made many close friends there.

Jean is survived by her children: Charles "Chuck" (Jane) Hinkel of Collinsville, IL, Sharon K. (Paul) Willet of Milton, WI, Robert "Bob" D. (Diane) Hinkel of Janesville, WI; grandchildren: Sarah, Stephanie, Nathan, Ross, Andy, Dan; eight great-grandchildren; siblings: LaVonne Moody, Jackie Zimmerman, Kay (Milton) Voss, William (Sue) Pixler; and many nieces; nephews; and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delmar D. Hinkel; son, Donald D. Hinkel; daughter, Vickie Rae Hinkel; and sister, Wanda Tollefson.

It was Jean's wishes that no services be held. Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton are assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Jeans' name to St. Elizabeth Manor or Heartland Hospice. Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 828 S. Janesville St., Milton, WI 608-868-2542 www.albrechtfuneralhomes.com

The family would like to especially thank the wonderful staff at St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville and Mother Katherine for everything they did for their mother during her time there.

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