Richard LaVern Hinkle

Richard LaVern Hinkle

Richard L. Hinkle, age 77, of Muscoda died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 following a short struggle with cancer.

He was born in Richland County on March 18, 1937, the son of Gifford and Zola (Standish) Hinkle. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1961. He drove truck for several years and many firms, including Scot Industries and Richgels Trucking in Highland. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include his siblings: Robert (Claudia) Hinkle of Boise, Idaho, Diane (George) Manning of McFarland, William (Diane) Hinkle of Muscoda, Ruth Karabetsos of Muscoda,
Connie (Craig) Abbott of Sebring, Florida, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother in law Jim Karabetsos.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Basswood Cemetery. Pastor Duane Thomas will officiate and military rites will be provided by the Leslie J. Lee American Legion Post 85.

The Godager Pratt Funeral Home of Muscoda is serving the Hinkle family. Online condolences may be made at