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George Michael Hinderaker

December 12, 1952 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 67)


George M. Hinderaker, of Willmar, died peacefully on Monday, May 4, in hospice care at Carris Health Rice Therapy Suites, at the age of 67.

George grew up in Bird Island and Willmar, Minnesota and graduated from Willmar High School in 1970. He completed his college education at Gustavus Adolphus and the University of Minnesota-Morris, where he received a degree in economics in 1978. He worked in sales for Equitable Insurance in Minnesota and Iowa, and at Ranny’s Mens Center in downtown Willmar. He worked at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated for almost a decade. He graduated from Ridgewater College’s LPN program and returned to Morris, Minnesota to begin his nursing career—which was cut short by the onset of severe kidney disease.

He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, including being a past president of Aerie #4441 in Hutchinson and #2334 in Willmar.

He is survived by his mother Joan Hinderaker of Willmar; siblings Margaret ”Peggy” Johnson, M.D. of Willmar, Steven (Penny) Hinderaker of Minneapolis, and Mary Hinderaker Jacobson of Willmar; nephew Peter (Rachel) Sherman Johnson of Lawrence, Kansas; nieces Rachel Hinderaker of Minneapolis and Mollie Hinderaker of Duluth; and by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harris Hinderaker, M.D., in 2016.

Despite multiple health challenges, including the chronic kidney failure to which he succumbed, George lived a rich and meaningful life. He will be fondly remembered for his stellar sense of humor and his excellent card sense.

A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

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