Celestine E. “Sally” Hinnenkamp, 91

HinnenkampSallyWEBCelestine E. “Sally” Hinnenkamp, age 91 of Melrose, died peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council and Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary will pray at 5:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

Celestine Elizabeth Hinnenkamp was born January 29, 1921 in Melrose Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Elizabeth (Dickhaus) Hinnenkamp. Sally lived in Racine, WI and worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone for 4 years before residing in Melrose. She worked at the Melrose Meat Locker for 60 years and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. She enjoyed taking care of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and also her friends’ pets.

Sally was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council, Melrose Senior Citizens and held various leadership roles with the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her brother, Luverne (B Jean) Hinnenkamp of Melrose; sisters-in-law, Marcella “Sally” Hinnenkamp of Melrose and Rose Hinnenkamp of Melrose; many nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Kathy Zachmann of Melrose.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Alfred “Al” Hinnenkamp, Elmer Hinnenkamp and Viola Frieler; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Frieler.

Serving as casket bearers will be Mitchel Heinen, Jena Heinen, Kenny Hinnenkamp, Renee Botner, Dan Frieler and Corey Hinnenkamp. Cross bearer will be Sharon Kays and scripture bearer will be Richard Frieler. Gift bearers will be Sarah Nietfeld, Rena Nietfeld and Hannah Nietfeld. Readers will be Christa Heinen and Chantel Heinen.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.