Kathryn Anne Hinkel, Marquette, Iowa, December 29, 2017

Kathryn Anne Hinkel, 91 died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, Iowa. Kathryn was born December 23, 1926 in Marquette, Iowa 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.

On January 25, 1946, she was united in marriage with Richard Hinkel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McGregor, Iowa.  Kathryn worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 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 enjoyed 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, Iowa.

Kathryn is survived by her son Lee (Kymm) Hinkel of Waukon; three grandchildren, Eric Hinkel, Sarah (Drew) Hager, Brooke (Steve) Weighner; and eight great-grandchildren.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Leona Tayek; her aunt, Mae Connell; husband Richard in 2005 and a son Bruce in 2009.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, McGregor, Iowa.

Burial will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of Flowers memorial may be given to the family.

The Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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