A funeral service were held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the St. John Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. John H. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery of Alta.
Marvin R. Hinkeldey, son of Dick and Mabel (Kolpin) Hinkeldey, was born on Jan. 18, 1932 on the farm home place, Alta. He was baptized into the Christian faith on Feb. 7, 1932 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover. He attended St. John's Lutheran School and was confirmed in the eighth grade on March 25, 1945. He graduated from Alta High School in 1949.
He joined his dad in the family farming operation. He then married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Friedrich on June 20, 1954. They were blessed with four children; Carey, Kenny, Mark, and Becky.
Marvin loved time with family and friends. Birthdays were special celebrations in the family with pizza parties and homemade ice cream. Marvin always shared his feelings with his children and grandchildren reminding them how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. Hugs and kisses were always included.
He enjoyed playing cards and getting the bid. He liked to bid six no trump to get the ball a-rolling.
Marvin loved his church family too. He was proud to be a part of St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover for 80 years. He was active in his church as elder, trustee, Board of Education, Financial secretary, and as a member of Men's Club and dartball.
Marvin and Beverly moved off the farm into their home in Alta in June 2002. He still remained active in the farming operation with his three sons as he combined at harvest time this year. He was always ready to be the driver for a parts run or to pick up a grandchild.
He lost the love of his life, Beverly in November 2002.
He has said many times, "I have had a good life" with which he was very thankful. Waiting for him in heaven are his wife, Beverly; his parents, Dick and Mabel Hinkeldey; his sister and brother in law, Marvin and Myrna Winterhof; Beverly's parents, Art and Mabel Friedrich; and brother-in-law, Gerald Christensen.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Carey and wife Paula, Kenny and wife Denise, Mark and wife Jeanette, all of Alta, Becky Husman and husband Rod of Galva; thirteen grandchildren, Chris, Stephanie and Jeremy Peterson, Ashley and Alex Hinkeldey, Megan Hopp and husband Todd, Kenny Bishop, Jason Hinkeldey, Renae and Marcus Hinkeldey, Caleb, Rachel, and Jacob Husman; brother and sister-in-law, Marlin and Nancy Friedrich; sister-in-law, Geraldine Christensen of Humboldt; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
On-line condolences can be made at www.nicklasdjensenfh.com.