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Michel H. Hinrichsen, 67

May 28, 2017

Michael H. Hinrichsen

Willmar Michel H. Hinrichsen, age 67, of Willmar, died Thursday, May 18 at his home. His funeral service was held on Thursday, May 25, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Michel Howard was born July 25, 1949, in Blue Earth, the son of Howard and Donna (Gaylord) Hinrichsen. He grew up in Blue Earth, where he graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1967. Michel went on to further his education at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, where he earned a degree in Ag Business Management. He also served in the Minnesota National Guard. On May 6, 1979, Michel was united in marriage to Nancy Kveene at Canby. Following their marriage, they lived in Madison, until 1984, when they moved to Willmar. A very special day in his and Nancy’s life was the adoption of their daughter, Megan, on August 19, 1986. Michel was a District Director for USDA/Rural Development. He was employed with the USDA for 32 years, prior to his retirement in 2009.

He was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church and the American Legion. Michel enjoyed reading, politics, daily walks, and wintering in Mesa, Arizona.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy, of Willmar; daughter, Megan, of Hopkins; sister, Judy (Milden) Brownlee, of Blue Earth; brother, Kelly (Karen) Hinrichsen, of Ankeny, Iowa; and family and friends.

Michel was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Patrick.

Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. www.hafh.org