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Calvin "Spud" W. Hinzpeter

Died: Friday, November 09, 2012
Age: 87
Calvin “Spud” W. Hinzpeter, 87, Elkhorn, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn.

He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Bloomfield Township, the son of John and Esther Price Hinzpeter. He married Ruth Ferguson Dec. 7, 1946, in Elkhorn. Spud was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, Frank Kresen American Legion Post 24 and Lake Geneva Lions.

He graduated from Lake Geneva High School in the class of 1934 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific and Guam. He owned and operated Spuds Service for 36 years, retiring in 1993.

Spud is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Michael (Diane) Hinzpeter, Genoa City, and David (Sara) Hinzpeter, Cody, Wyo.; two grandchildren, Dr. Marin (Dr. James) Darsie and Sean Hinzpeter; a sister, Gertrude (Carl) Sunberg, Bohners Lake; and a brother, Albert Hinzpeter, Fontana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Mary Ann Moller-Gunderson officiating. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery with full military rites. Visitation Monday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. for online guest registry, go to www.steinkefuneralhomeinc.com.

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