Frances M. HinkleyIssue Date: November 15, 2018
Frances M. Hinkley, 91, passed away on Nov. 3, 2018 at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander, Wi.
Fran was born Frances M. Draxler on Nov. 7, 1926 in the Town of Goodman, WI. She was raised, attended school and was married there to Alfred R. Hinkley on June 15th, 1946.
Fran was born to John and Stella (Millette) Draxler, the first of five children. Fran and Al moved to Madison, Wi after marriage, later residing in DeForest, WI, where they raised four children, Gregg (Patty) Hinkley, Gayle (Tom) Ellis, Arlan Hinkley and Kevin Hinkley.
Fran worked many jobs throughout her life including The Edgewater, Cherokee Country Club and Lake Windsor Country Club. She also worked at Richards in Dunbar, following moving to Goodman in the late 80's.
Fran had many friends from these jobs and many friends in her hometown of Goodman. Her wish was to live out her life in her childhood home, a wish that was honored by her children until the last year of her life when living alone was no longer possible
The family wishes to sincerely thank all her friends in Goodman who helped Fran during her stay at home, with special thanks to Barb Ensley, Joan Flannery, Dale Klatt, John Criel, Sam and Clara Rebman, Pat Gradner, all her neighbors, the good people of Goodman and to Bill Stankevich who kept Moms tires full of air.
Fran is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her sister, Rena Rutlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, siblings, Bill, Jack and Vernon, a grandson, Jon and her parents.
In honor of Fran's wishes, she and Al will be interred together in Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman on their wedding anniversary, June 15, 2019. A Mass and reception will be announced prior to that time. Condolences may be sent to Hildebrand Funeral Home in Rhinelander.
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