Richard S. Hinkel 85, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at home. He was born November 19, 1934 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Samuel and Anna (Schmidt) Hinkel. On April 27, 1957 he married Marcella C. Bakota who survives. Also surviving are his children Jeffery (Marlene) Hinkel of Chesterton, Beth (John) Svetich of Valparaiso and Claud (Barbara) Hinkel of Hebron; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and his daughter –in law Diane Hinkel of Florida. Preceded in death by his son Scott and his parents. Richard was retired from GTE where he worked for many years and was a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation will be on Thursday 4-7 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. in Valparaiso. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 16th at St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Valparaiso. Rev. Mick Kopel will celebrate the mass.
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