Milton Ray Hinnen

June 17, 1948 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 71)


Milton Ray Hinnen 71, of Eureka passed away on May 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1948 in Washington, IL the son of Charles and Rosabelle (McDonald) Hinnen. He married Lynn Tanner on August 20, 1969 in Eureka.

Milton graduated from Eureka High School and started working for Caterpillar Inc in 1968. He was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he returned to Caterpillar Inc where he worked until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church, Eureka City Council, and the American Legion Post # 466. He was active in Scouting, coaching Little League and enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his wife: Lynn Hinnen of Eureka, their children: Matthew Hinnen of Leawood, KS; Kent (Kelly) Hinnen of Ankeny, IA; Sheryl (T.O.) Velasquez of Washington; Renee Hinnen of Eureka; one brother: Alan (Diane) Hinnen of Eureka and 4 grandchildren.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to COVID 19 a private family burial will be held on May 29, 2020 in Olio Township Cemetery. Reverend Paul Wier will officiate. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka.

Memorial contributions may be directed to his Church, Eureka Community Foundation or Small Wonders Miracle Walk. Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Private Service

MAY 29 (CST)

Olio Township Cemetery
1015 S. Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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