Arthur “Shorty” D. Hinen, 77, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for the past two months.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in Whitley County, son of the late Henry P. and Irene (Pequignot) Hinen. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1959.
On June 9, 1962, he was united in marriage to Donna J. Sullivan. They always made their home in Whitley County.
A lifelong farmer, he also worked at International Harvester, Fort Wayne, as a machinist, for 39 years. He had a passion for farming and collecting anything International Harvester.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Donna; a daughter: Christine (Glen Jr.) Williamson, Columbia City; a son: David (Sherie) Hinen, Churubusco; four grandchildren: Trey Williamson, Eric Hinen, Haidyn Hinen, and Brock Williamson; two sisters: Mary (Dave) Hasty, Huntington; and Patricia (Robert) Kehmeyer, Columbia City; five sister-in-law’s: Esther, Gaylen, Donna, Joyce, and Linda Hinen; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers: John, Ralph, Harry, Roy, Clarence, and Frank Hinen; and a sister-in-law: Nancy Hinen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 641 N. Main St., Roanoke, IN 46783, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Roanoke. Visitation will also be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with a rosary service immediately following visitation.
Preferred memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic Church for masses.