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1948 Milton 2020

Milton Hinnen

June 17, 1948 — May 23, 2020

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, attended Midstate College, and was hired by Caterpillar Inc in 1968.  He was drafted into the US Army in 1969. 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.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Pastor Ted A. Hartley will officiate. Immediately following the celebration of life family will have a reception of honor and remembrance of Milton at Eureka City Hall.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Starts at 1:30pm (Central time)

Eureka United Methodist Church

208 N Callender St, Eureka, IL 61530

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