Kathryn Hinkel

Kathryn Anne Hinkel, 91, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Visitation was held Thursday, January 4 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, McGregor. Burial will be held at a later date.

Kathryn was born December 23, 1926 in Marquette to Sylvester and Leona Tayek. Leona passed away when Kathryn was a child and Kathryn was then raised by her Aunt Mae Connell. She received her education in Marquette, graduating from Marquette High School.

January 25, 1946, she was united in marriage with Richard Hinkel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McGregor. Kathryn worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien, WI. She then worked at the Marquette Café and later worked at Casey’s in Marquette.

Kathryn enjoyed bingo, playing cards, taking trips to Colorado to visit family and pulling pranks on friends. She spent her last years loved and well cared for by the nurses and staff at The Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Kathryn is survived by her son, Lee (Kymm) Hinkel of Waukon; three grandchildren, Eric Hinkel, Sarah (Drew) Hager and Brooke (Steve) Weighner; and eight great-grandchildren. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Leona Tayek; her aunt, Mae Connell; her husband, Richard, in 2005; and a son, Bruce, in 2009.

The Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the familiy with arrangements.

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