Obituary - Dennis R. Hinkle


Last updated 12/23/2020 at 10:11am

Dennis Hinkle

Dennis R. Hinkle, 76, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center December 17, 2020.

Cremation has taken place, and graveside services will be held at a later date.

Dennis' family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimers Foundation-Montana, the Havre American Legion. Or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Dennis' online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at .

Dennis was born on April 25, 1944, in Great Falls, to Warren Lumsden and Lorraine Christianson, the third of 10 children, however he was raised by his parents, Robert and Lorraine Hinkle, Robert having adopted him when he was young.

Dennis attended school in Havre and then served from 1962 until 1965 in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return, he worked several jobs until 1970, when he began working for the railroad in Havre. He retired in 1999.

He married Joanie Howieson and the couple later divorced.

In 1973, he married Linda Hyslop. Altogether, Dennis had seven children.

Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and collector. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his friends and family. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Aerie, American Legion, and the NRA. Dennis was proud to serve on the American Legion Honor Guard, and he was very active with the local Boy Scouts.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Dennis Hinkle Jr .; parents, Robert and Lorraine Hinkle; biological father, Warren Lumsden; and siblings Marcus, William, Raymond, and Barbara.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Linda L. Hinkle; daughters, Marie Perras, Kathy (Harold) Nelson, and Catina (Ron) McLean; sons Mark (Jody Corner) Hinkle and Willard (Stephanie Mariani) Hinkle; 10 grandchildren, Vincent, Ryan, Hailey, Katie, Victor, Chloe, Russell, Christina, Charlie, and Caileigh; siblings Warren "Red" (Karen) Lumsden, Robert (Kathleen) Lumsden, Pat (Kenny) Zander, Tom (Edna) Lumsden, and Pete (Carole) Lumsden; in-laws Linda Hinkle-Heavey and Will and Lillian Smith; uncles Merle and James Christianson, and many nieces and nephews.


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