The amazing life of Lorrie Freund Hinkle was suddenly and unexpected taken away from her beloved family, from an infection, on Thursday afternoon at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee, MN. She was only 62 years old and was a long-time resident of the Shakopee Community.
A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 4-7 pm and on Wednesday, April 18 from 10-10:50 am prior to the Celebration of Life Service at 11 am, all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee. Pastor Gary Kinkel from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shakopee will preside, with Lorrie’s nieces and nephews as urn bearers. She will be laid to rest by her parents at Pleasant View Memorial Garden, Burnsville, MN.
John William and Patricia Ann (Ryan) Freund were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named Lorrie Lee, born on January 25, 1956, in Minneapolis, MN. She would be the second of four children. Lorrie was a happy baby. Yet, her parents knew Lorrie’s life was going to be filled with countless trials and tribulations, for she was born with no arms. Yet throughout her life this challenge made her stronger, independent and she never considered herself as disabled.
In 1958, Lorrie’s family moved to Shakopee, where she loved to follow in her dad’s shadow. Lorrie loved to attend and watch his baseball games, follow behind on the golf course and began a lifelong love for sports. Lorrie didn’t have the traditional childhood. She was eventually fitted with artificial arms. Lorrie enjoyed attending camps at the Courage Center, where she never felt judged. Lorrie attended Marshall High School in Minneapolis, MN (a school for physical needs students) and later graduated in 1975.
Lorrie furthered her education at Hennepin Vo-Tech. She took this knowledge and committed the next 42 years as a phone operator for First Bank, now known as US Bank. Lorrie relished the lifelong friendship formed through her career especially the friendship of Patty.
Through mutual friends, Lorrie’s life was enriched by meeting Grindle Dean Hinkle Jr. They were perfect for each other! On April 30, 1994 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran, Shakopee, MN, Lorrie and Grindle wedded. They each brought special qualities to the marriage, which made it the perfect union. Lorrie and Grindle always surrounded themselves with family, which were priceless moments in their lives. They both shared a love for animals of all sorts; cats, dogs, fish, birds and especially the love for Griffin, her service dog.
Lorrie lived life to the fullest. She was a true inspiration to those she met, especially people with physical needs. There was nothing Lorrie couldn’t seem to conquer, with the exception of cooking. She was an amazing artist, earned a Red Belt with a Black Strip in Karate and was a meticulous housekeeper. Lorrie loved to attend adult courage center camps and even enjoyed playing floor hockey for many years. She loved swimming, reading murder mysteries and taking walks.
A true heart of gold, Lorrie’s generosity and unconditional love was felt by many. She was a very strong and independent woman, who wanted to make it on her own. She had a great sense of humor and even had a mischievous side to her, especially when it came to her siblings.
Forever loved, Lorrie will be missed by husband, Grindle Hinkle; daughter, Angela Scott; siblings, Chris (Dave) Angell, Linn (Philip) Knutson, Jerry Freund, Jack (Maureen) Freund; nieces and nephews, Chad (Melissa) Grimmer, James Grimmer, Melissa Grimmer, Rachel Freund, Ashley Freund, Justin Freund, Christopher (Kim) Freund, Courtney Freund, Seth (Kim) Angell, Jessica (Garry) Allen; several great-nieces and nephews; uncle, Bob (Vivian) Freund; aunts, Joan (Doug) Wilson, Betty Fogarty; many relatives and friends.
Lorrie wrapped her arms around those waiting in heaven, especially her parents, John and Patricia Freund; grandparents; brother-in-law, Jim Grimmer; special cousin, Brian Freund and other relatives.
The Freund Hinkle family was served and cared by Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee Chapel. www.ballardsunderfuneral.comPrint Obituary & Condolences