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Allen "AJ" Hinker

 ALLEN J. "AJ" HINKER, age 76, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center, in Marshfield, WI, on Friday, December 9, 2022.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, December 16, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Greenwood, with Rev. Emmanuel Famiyeh officiating.  Visitation will be conducted at the church, on Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 3pm to 7pm, and again on Friday from 9am until time of service.  Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

Allen John Hinker was born on September 14, 1946 in Greenwood, WI, to Sylvester T. and Barbara O. (Pink) Hinker.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1964.  After graduation, AJ enlisted into the U.S. Army National Guard on November 6, 1964, and served until his honorable discharge on November 7, 1970.  He was united in marriage to Sandra A. Fillipp on June 8, 1968 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood.  Over the years, AJ worked various jobs; first at Marshfield Homes and then for Peroshek Electrical in Greenwood.  In 1967, he became employed with Christie Feed and Farm, where he worked for 18 years.  In 1985, AJ purchased AJ Lindner's Bar, and operated AJ's Inn until 2000.  He then worked for Leeson Motors until retiring in 2004.

AJ was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Greenwood Fire Department for many years; and a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238 for 52 years.

He had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, bowling, fishing, hunting, trap shooting, watching the Packers, and taking care of his yard.

AJ is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife, Sandra, of Greenwood; his children: Kari Pongratz (John Cooper) of Marshfield, Mark Hinker of Greenwood; his grandson: Alex Pongratz of Marshfield; his sister: JoAnn Kaiser of Marshfield; his sisters-in-law: Marlene Hinker, Carolyn Hinker and Donna Hinker, all of Greenwood, Corrine Hinker of Marshfield, Audrey Hinker of Wausau, and Marilyn Hinker of Loyal; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Larry, Jerry, Jim, Bill, Francis, Ron, Robert "Ribbie", and Gene; sister-in-law, Sharon Hinker; brother-in-law, Lester Kaiser; niece, Roxanne Hinker; and nephew, Shawn Hinker.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.


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