Dr. Gary J. Hinnenkamp

  • Born: February 21, 1955
  • Died: December 2, 2016
  • Location: Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

620 Beltline Road
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Tel. (320) 352-3089

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Gary J. Hinnenkamp, age 61, of Sauk Centre, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 with his loving wife by his side at his home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Gary Joseph Hinnenkamp was born February 21, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Albert and Rita (Schulzetenberg) Hinnenkamp. In Gary's youth he lived in Texas, New York, Japan, Pennsylvania, and Maryland until his dad retired from the Air Force and moved to Minnesota. Gary graduated from Melrose High School in 1973, St. Cloud State University in 1978, and the University of Minnesota Dentistry School in 1984. Gary practiced in the Twin Cities until he moved to Sauk Centre in 1996. He started his own dental practice in 1997 and retired in 2015. He married Laura Thomas on February 14, 2000 in St. Cloud. Gary enjoyed being at the lake and fishing, gardening, feeding birds, squirrels, and other animals, and taking small trips in the five state area. He also loved spending time with his family, friends, nieces, and nephews.

Gary was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Hinnenkamp of Sauk Centre; step-mom, Merlen Biebesheimer, The Villages, FL; sister, Linda (David) Orth of Melrose; brother and sister in-laws, Barb (Jim) Warner of Buffalo, Jeff (Rhonda) Thomas of Brainerd, and Scott (Terri) Thomas of Maple Grove; father-in-law, Martin Thomas of St. Cloud; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Rita Hinnenkamp.

Serving as casket bearers will be Jeff Thomas, Scott Thomas, Jim Warner, Glenn Berscheit, Eric Orth, Brian Schulzetenberg, Alan Mayers, and Marvin Thielen. Cross bearer will be Jenna Orth and scripture bearer will be Kristen Orth. Honorary bearers will be Gary and Nancy Mueffelmann, Quint Swedenberg, Diane Kelly, Leon Thielen, and Phil Osendorf. Readers will be Dan Hinnenkamp and Ann Hoey. Gift bearers will be Ava Mayers and Renee Marchel and Eucharistic Minister will be Al Mayers.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family of Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.

Posted by Betheny    December 15, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Gary.
Bruce Karg, DDS, , dental classmate of Gary's

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2016

Sad news. Gary had an enthusiastic spark and an imaginative mind.

Posted by Bruce    December 03, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Gary in person, he and I came to know one another through my former job with the MDA. We had the chance to share our experiences of our mutual journeys with cancer. He was a kind and gentle man who offered me comfort, guidance, and encouragement through my fight. It was a blessing to know Gary. I think of him often and will continue to keep his soul, and you, in my prayers.

Posted by Patty Lien - Shoreview, MN - Friend   December 02, 2016

So sorry for your loss of Gary. I enjoyed visiting with him over the years at the bank. Gary was a very talented and smart person! He will be missed! Rick Jennissen

Posted by Rick Jennissen - Sauk Centre, MN - Friend   December 02, 2016

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