Lloyd G. Hinschberger, 95, of Devils Lake, N.D., passed away on Sunday evening, October 28, 2012 at Woodside Village Care Center, Grand Forks with his loving family at his side.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Fr. C.F. Wilhelm will celebrate the Mass and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 5:30 p.m. The Rosary will be led by the Knights of Columbus with an Honor Guard by the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Visitation on Saturday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
Serving as Casket Bearers will be Ben Webster, Todd Powell, Matthew Webster, Adam Webster, Michael Hinschberger and Luke Snustad.
Reading the Scriptures will be Kevin Hinschberger and Renee Powell. The Gift Bearers will be Lisa Powell-Beaver, Laura Hinschberger and Mariah Snustad. Music will be provided by vocalists Deb Snustad, Mary Lamb, Richard Hinschberger and Lynne Webster; Nolan Weisz, accompanist and Audrey Myklebust, organist.
Lloyd George, son of Simon and Celia (Keating) Hinschberger was born Dec. 1, 1916, on a farm at Eckelson, N.D., and lived there until grown. He graduated from Eckelson High School in 1934 at the height of the depression.
In 1936, Lloyd left the farm for Minneapolis. In 1937 he returned to Valley City, N.D., and enrolled at Valley City State College. He went to school and worked part time until World War II broke out. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1942 and served his country in the Aleutian Islands off the Alaskan Coast. While home on leave in 1944, he met Evelyn McCommon at a dance in Jamestown, N.D. After Lloyd was honorably discharged from the Navy, he and Evelyn were united in marriage on June 20, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Lloyd and Evelyn made their home in Minneapolis for 13 years. Lloyd worked eight years for the Veteran’s Administration until leaving to manage Minnesota Valley Country Club. He was employed there until coming to Devils Lake in September 1958 to manage Keating’s Furniture. Lloyd held this position until 1978 when he and Evelyn purchased the store from Keatings. In 1983, Lloyd retired and he and Evelyn continued to make Devils Lake their home. After 62 wonderful years together, Evelyn died on Sept. 27, 2008.
Lloyd was very active in the community and his church. Lloyd was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, served on the Parish Council and Board of the Fr. Gerald Crisis Fund. He was also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge and served as a Devils Lake City Commissioner with the Fire and Police Department Portfolio.
Page 2 of 2 - Living in a house with nine children, it was no surprise that Lloyd loved the outdoors; doing yard work, tending his garden and caring for many varieties of plants and flowers, with roses as his specialty. As each flower bloomed in its season, Lloyd often made it a point to have a fresh flower in a vase for Evelyn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf with his family and friends. Two events Lloyd and Evelyn enjoyed with special friends were the Class B Basketball Tournaments and an annual golf outing. While tucking his children into bed, Lloyd told many bedtime stories and incredible tales of days gone by.
Lloyd is survived by his children; Renee Powell (Doug), Grand Forks, N.D.; Cheryl Hinschberger, Thief River Falls, Minn.; Kathleen Hinschberger, Grand Forks, N.D.; Kevin Hinschberger (Kip), Grand Forks, N.D.; Lynne Webster (Steve), Devils Lake, N.D.; Brian Hinschberger (Linda), Bybee, Tenn.; Richard Hinschberger (Phillip Burk), Columbia, Mo.; Mary Lamb (Tom), Carbondale, Colo.; Deborah Snustad (John), Grand Forks, N.D.; nine grandchildren; Lisa Powell-Beaver (Frank), Todd Powell, Laura Hinschberger, Michael Hinschberger, Ben Webster, Matthew Webster (Katie), Adam Webster, Luke Snustad and Mariah Snustad; step grandchildren Randy Shull, Kevin Shull, Tami Packwood and Joel Marchus; 23 great grandchildren; sister, Marie Baker, Mesa, Ariz.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Howard Zinck, Michael “Mick” Hogan, Florence Betsch, LaMerne Hinschberger, and Bev Hinschberger; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; a great granddaughter, Marta Powell-Pottenger and brothers Leonard, Gerald, Tom, William “Billy” and Jimmy Hinschberger.
Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Lloyd at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.
Gilbertson’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements