Arnold K. Hinrichs

ROYAL — Arnold K. Hinrichs, 90, of Royal, died at 2:09 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Country Health Nursing Home in Gifford.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, with the Rev. James T. Lehmann officiating. Burial will follow in Kopmann Cemetery, Royal. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Diers Hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville. Baier Family Funeral Services in Flatville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Hinrichs was born Jan. 20, 1927, in rural Urbana, the son of Klass and Emma Meier Hinrichs. He married Carolyn Frerichs on June 29, 1947, in Royal. She died Oct. 16, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Rodney (Margie) Hinrichs of rural Urbana; three daughters, Karlene (Dan) Frerichs of Royal, Melinda (Mike) Huls of Royal and Jody (John) Leevey of Ogden; eight grandchildren, Cory Hinrichs, Kent Hinrichs, Kelly Lay, Ryan Frerichs, Josh Huls, Christopher Huls, Jessica Buesing and  Jeremy Leevey; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Mr. Hinrichs was a life-long farmer. In 1993, he moved from the farm to Royal. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, where he sang in the church choir, served on the church council and had been a Sunday school teacher. He served on the Armstrong High School School board and was a former member of the Rantoul Lodge 1496 of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Illini fan. He enjoyed bowling and playing euchre with his monthly card club.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in  Flatville, the American Cancer Society or the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

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