Michael Hinrichs

COTTAGE GROVE—Michael Donald Hinrichs passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. He was surrounded by his family.

He was born March 25, 1962, in Madison, Wis.

He will be remembered by many as a hard worker, good friend, fun storyteller with a wonderful singing voice who always made you laugh. He loved motorcycles, his dogs Taz and Chance and socializing at the local tavern. He was proud of belonging to Operating Engineers Local 139.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Monica (Meehan), and his children, Rachelle (Alex), Kristi, Aaron (Lisa), Jessica and Cheyanne. He has seven grandchildren who called him “Papa.”
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; his mother, Larenese; brother, Bill; and sister, Annette.
The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Cottage Grove, Wis. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with the Mass to follow.

“While we are apart, we will do what he would wish and keep a smile on our lips and a song in our heart.”