Obituaries

In Memory Of

Robert L. "Ribbie" Hinker
September 1, 1949 - November 10, 2019

Visitation:
Friday, December 6th, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church
121 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Services:
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 - 11:00am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
121 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Full Obituary

     After seven months of valiantly battling cancer and liver disease, ROBERT "RIBBIE" HINKER, age 70, of Greenwood, WI, left us on Sunday, November 10, 2019, to go shake hands in the heavens. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood.  Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4pm-8pm, and on Saturday from 9:30 until time of service.
     Robert Leo Hinker was born on September 1, 1949 in Marshfield, WI, to Barbara (Pink) and Sylvester Hinker. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1967. Continuing their high school romance, Ribbie married his love, Donna R. Hefner, on September 25, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood.
Ribbie loved all sports, specifically softball games and the Chicago Bears. His love of the game, regardless of sport, was then spent enjoying watching his grandsons and nieces and nephews on the field. He truly treasured all the memories made with his family and friends.
     Being a "people person", Ribbie held various sales positions, exemplifying that with most currently being part of the Courtesy Truck and Auto "family" in Thorp. No matter where Rib worked or played, he always brought a special hometown proud attitude, and you were greeted with a handshake, smile and made to feel welcome as if he had known you his entire life.
     Ribbie is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife, Donna, of Greenwood; his children: Amy (Shawn) Standiford of Eau Claire and Justin (Lori) Hinker of Excelsior MN; five grandsons: Storm and Sawyer Standiford, Maxwell and Taye Hinker and Kyle Chmela; siblings: JoAnn (Lester) Kaiser of Marshfield, Gene (Marilyn) Hinker of Loyal, Allen (Sandra) Hinker of Greenwood; sisters-in-law: Marlene Hinker and Carolyn Hinker, both of Greenwood, Corrine Hinker of Marshfield, and Audrey Hinker of Wausau. He is further survived by his brother-in-law: Tom (Susan) Hefner of Oconomowoc WI, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Sadly, Ribbie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Larry, Jerry, Jim, Bill, Francis and Ron; sister-in-law: Sharon Hinker; brother-in-law: James Hefner; niece: Roxanne Hinker, and nephew: Shawn Hinker.