Roger M. Hink, 88Roger M. Hink, age 88, of River Falls, formerly of Alexandria, Minn., died peacefully Monday, Feb. 6, at The Lutheran Home in River Falls.
Roger M. Hink, age 88, of River Falls, formerly of Alexandria, Minn., died peacefully Monday, Feb. 6, at The Lutheran Home in River Falls.
Roger was born on Nov. 13, 1923, in Parkers Prairie, Minn., the son of Walter and Beata (Freudenberg) Hink. He was raised in Parkers Prairie, where he attended a country school while helping out on the family farm. As a young man, he was united in marriage to the former Adeline Marie Hertwig, on Jan. 11, 1948, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Miltona, Minn. Together, he and his 'sweet Adeline' were blessed with four children; Sharon, Rick, Randy, and Sheryl.
Of his various jobs in his lifetime, being the handyman at the Alexandria hardware store was his joy. Roger was a self-taught man who learned by trial and error. He was excellent at troubleshooting, fixing appliances, and later even fixing TV's or radios. On weekends, he enjoyed his time as a projectionist for Andria, Sunset, and the State Theaters. Roger was a proud, honest, yet humble man who took great pride in providing for his family and living a Christian life. He was very active in his faith as a member of his church's mens club and choir. He had a gift of music as he loved to play the guitar and sing as a member of the Viking Land Chords Man Quartet. Moreover, he loved spending time in his shop, wood working and scrolling crafts and arts. It gave him the greatest pleasure to give them away.
Roger is survived by his wife of 64 years, Adeline of River Falls; children, Sharon (Jim) Hauschild of River Falls, Rick (Janelle) Hink of Vail, Ariz., Randy (Janet) Hink of Buffalo, Minn., Sheryl Houchins of Cottage Grove, Minn.; grandchildren Jeff Schulke, Becky (John) Haydon, Jim (Dawn) Hauschild Jr., Kris (Brooke) Hink, Cory Hink, Zach (Brittney) Hink, Aly Hink, Stephanie (Jay) Mollet, Jacob Houchins; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Sophy, Taylor, Miloh, Isabella; sisters Gladys Dawson of Mounds View, Minn., and Darlene Shear of Fargo, N.D.; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Danielle Houchins; sister Elvera Brockopp; and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Dawson, Alfred Shear, and Raymond Brockopp.
Funeral service for Roger was 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin with Pastor John Hanson officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery with his grandsons serving as active casketbearers and his granddaughters as honorary casketbearers. Visitation was prior to the service from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Funeral services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.