January 26, 1944 – October 17, 2022
Memorial services celebrating the life of Gerald P. Hinkemeyer, 78, of Sauk Rapids will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Jerry passed away peacefully with his family nearby on Monday, October 17, 2022 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in Saint-Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church.
Jerry was born on January 26, 1944 in St. Augusta to Theodore and Catherine (Gohman) Hinkemeyer. He graduated from Tech High School and served in the United States National Guard for several years, earning the rank of Sergeant. Jerry married Sharon Fleck on November 6, 1965. They resided in Sauk Rapids throughout their married life. Jerry was co-owner of Metzroth’s Clothing and later opened and operated Jerry’s Menswear for nearly 20 years. Jerry was an active member of the community serving on the Sauk Rapids City Council, working with youth hockey and with Living Waters Lutheran Church. During his retirement years, Jerry was employed by Custom Case Works, Daniel Funeral Home and Benton Stearns Education District.
Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake, with good neighbours, fishing, woodworking and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his humor, his patience and his love for people.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Sharon; children, Marla Emery of Woodbury, Holly (Pat) Lyon of Rice; Jesse of Sauk Rapids; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Gabrielle), Matthew, Kayle (Mike), Michael, Olivia, Maria, Finn; great-grandson, Oliver; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
His parents predeceased him; and his brothers, Erling, Al, Duane, Merrill and Larry.