Gary Dean Hinn

May 22, 1954 – Feb. 21, 2011

Gary Dean Hinn passed peacefully at Waukesha Memorial Hospital on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, surrounded by family. Born May 22, 1954, in Oshkosh, he graduated from Oshkosh West High School in 1972. On May 7, 1977, he married Jane Strong of Oshkosh.

Gary started his career with the phone company as the first male telephone operator in Oshkosh. He moved up quickly through the ranks to become an engineer specialist in Appleton. In 1992, Ameritech transferred him to Waukesha, where he completed 26 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha, where he served as a church elder for several years. He found joy in volunteering many years for the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee. In his free time, Gary enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, fishing and rooting for his team, the Packers.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Jane (nee Strong); three loving daughters, Kathryn (Jon) Cavett, Kimberly (Colin) White and Erin Hinn; grandson, Avery Cavett; sister, Nancy (Steven) Berger; brothers, Roy (Karen) Hinn and Richard (Robin) Hinn; and sister-in-law, Ann (Randy) Krug. Gary is further survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Letha and Roy Hinn; his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Roger LaMore; and niece, Shelly Grunske.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside (corner of Witzel Avenue and Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh). Visitation continues from noon until the 1 p.m. service Monday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Park.

Memorials to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 8948 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, in Gary’s name would be appreciated.

The Hinn family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital who took excellent care of him over the years. A special thank you to Dr. Kooroush Saeian and Dr. Robert Schellinger for their many years of extraordinary care.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes & Crematory is serving the family. For more information, call 920-231-1510 or visit online at www.konrad-behlman.com