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Ray Lee Hinrichsen

June 3, 1945 December 6, 2020
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Ray Lee Hinrichsen, 75, of Grand Island, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City, NE. 

Ray’s wishes were to be cremated.  Memorial service will be at Trinity United Methodist Church 511 N. Elm St on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:30am in the sanctuary with Reverend Kelly Karges officiating.  The service will be livestreamed on the churches Facebook page.  Visitation will be at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home 601 N. Webb Rd on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 5-7pm.  All services will follow the current health directives, masks will be required, social distancing observed and limited amount of people in attendance. 

Ray was born June 3, 1945 at Lexington, NE to Walt and Anna (Hemstrom) Hinrichsen.  He spent his childhood in Overton and graduated from Overton High School in 1963.  Ray attended Grand Island Business School graduating in 1967.  He worked for Jack and Jill, Hansen Wholesale, and Fox Construction. 

Ray also worked for Grand Island School System for 14 years before retirement in 2007.  He enjoyed playing slow pitch ball and umpiring being knows as “Crazy Ray”.  He was also known for his popcorn balls and sharing them with others.  He also worked at the Presbyterian Church on weekends and the Platt-Duetsche as a greeter and member.

On July 2, 1967 Ray and Mary Jane (White) were married in Lexington at the Presbyterian Church.  In 2017 they celebrated their 50th Anniversary. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane of Grand Island; daughter, Letrisa; son, Tyson and Danielle Hinrichsen and four grandchildren, Katinya, Tristen, Mason, Lincoln and great grandson, Malachi; twin brother, Jay; sisters, Lucille Moore and Delores Ropers and brothers, Wilmer and Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis Richardson; brother, Floyd; sisters-in-law, Delila Hinrichsen, Marge Hinrichsen and Fern Hinrichsen and brothers-in-law,  Norman Richardson and Louie Ropers.

Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church and the Adult Daycare Center with Grand Island Generation Center.  Condolences can be left for the family at

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5:00 PM 12/11/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/11/2020 7:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States





10:30 AM 12/12/2020 10:30:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church

511 N Elm St
Grand Island , NE 68801

Trinity United Methodist Church
511 N Elm St Grand Island 68801 NE
United States

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