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“Lonnie, Sue, Vic and Mike. So sorry for your lost. Estal and Neva were the coolest parents. Really made an impression on me. You all were so lucky...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Rita Roberts Doty - Crescent, IA

“Sorry to see the passing of Estal. I miss the old days of playing Euchre at Elga,s Southside. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Fetter - Co Bluffs, IA

“Sending you guys are sympathy...so many great memories and stories to help you ease this transition. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Leigh Meeker - woodbine, IA

“We are so sorry to learn of Estal's death. The neighborhood won't be the same without him. He was always so helpful to my mom and dad, and to us...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kermitt & Sue Chu Cox - Columbus, GA

“You're in my prayers Susan ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sally M - Missouri Valley, IA

“Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.He was a good friend,and i enjoyed visiting with him. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Travis - omaha, NE - Friend

“So sorry to hear this, keep warm memories in your heart! ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Barrineau - Bennington, NE

“Thinking of all of you as this time. Estal was a sweetheart.He will be missed by many. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Leonard - Logan, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kevern and Deb Grant - Logan, IA

“Sending thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Connie (McMillen) Weeder - Osmond, NE

“So Very Very Sorry. Prayers Prayers To All The Family. Love And Hugs To All The Family. Loved Estal Smile. Patty and Tom Niedermyer ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Niedermyer - Pisgah, IA

“This old boy was one of the toughest EUCHER an Pitch players around. Enjoyed a many a games with him. We also enjoyed visiting about fishing an other...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Alan Whitmore - Muscatine, IA

“RIP Grandpa! Many wonderful memories of playing on your farm and at your house. You gave me coffee as a kid when I wasn't supposed to have it. You...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jaime Malsberger - Beaumont, CA


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Estal Eugene Hinkel was born on July 26, 1927, to Martin and Velma (Carson) Hinkel in Orson, Iowa. He was drafted into the Army on December 31, 1945, and was stationed at Camp Roberts in California and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He received the WWII Victory Medal before being honorably discharged June 18, 1947. Estal married Neva Jean Hildreth February 5, 1950, in Pisgah, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Pisgah area for 10 years. In 1960 they moved to Logan, Iowa where Estal continued to farm and raise livestock until his health required him to retire in the late 1980's.

Estal enjoyed spending time with his family, grand-children and great grandchildren. He enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, playing cards, dancing and making yard ornaments and replicas of horse drawn wagons. He was well known for his Tin Man.

Estal passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at CHI Health in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 90 years, seven months and 29 days.

Estal was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neva Hinkel; granddaughter, Jody Gochenour Mayberry; two sisters, Margaret Armstrong and Lucille Hinkel; three brothers, Roy, Ike and Lynn Hinkel; two brothers-in-law, John Albert Hinkel, Dale Sorensen; and two sisters-in-law, Naomi Hinkel and Josie Hinkel. Survivors include: three daughters, Lonnie (Kent) Gochenour of Council Bluffs, IA, Susan (Dennis) Hornbeck of Reno, NV and Vicki Hinkel of Glendale, CO; one son, Mike (Kim) Hinkel of Logan, IA; seven grandchildren, Traci Hornbeck of Redwood City, CA, Cory (Sarah) Hornbeck of Dublin, CA, Jaime (Jeff) Malsberger of Beaumont, CA, Angela (Newton) Moreira of Englewood, CO, Katie (Jeff) Kaplan of Denver, CO, Tyler (Amanda) Hinkel and Kurtis (Tammy) Hinkel all of Logan, IA; ten great grand-children; four sisters, Betty (Mearl) Johnson of Dunlap, IA, Barbara Sorensen of North Bend, NE, Edna Hopkins of Woodbine, IA, and Lorna Tillisch of Wakefield, KS; two brothers, Robert (Twyla) Hinkel of Pisgah, IA and Dwight (Karen) Hinkel of Cedar Bluffs, NE; sister-in-law, Lila Hinkel of Onawa, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.