Earleen "Lynn" Hinrichs, 65, Ellsworth, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the CLA Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Burial followed at Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth.
Earleen Skillman was born Nov. 4, 1952, to Raymond and Leona (Stubbe) Skillman in George, Iowa. She attended George school through the eighth grade. She completed half of her ninth grade year and began working at Swalve Produce.
Lynn married Ron Hinrichs on April 1, 1971. Throughout their marriage they lived in various homes in Ellsworth and the surrounding area.
Lynn was a caring and hard-working person, who enjoyed keeping busy. She delivered the Worthington Daily Globe, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and worked at the Ellsworth Bar, where she was well known as "Poopsy." She also worked at Parkview Manor as a CNA. She most recently worked at RCO in Luverne, where she made a lot of new friends.
Ron and Lynn enjoyed doing lots of things together, especially riding around looking for deer or checking out the crops. She also enjoyed shooting darts, playing bingo, playing cards, baking, hunting, and collecting anything Elvis and John Deere.
She was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Shortly after Ron's death in 2012, Lynn was unable to stay at her home and after moving a couple times she settled at the CLA 216 home in Luverne, where she made some lifelong friendships. On Nov. 1, 2017, Lynn was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Lynn is survived by her two children, Jody (Merrily) Hinrichs and Christina (Ray) Palmer, both of Ellsworth; five grandchildren, Jordan (Krystal) Hinrichs, Amber (Spencer) Swanson, Trei Hinrichs, McKenna Hinrichs and Kaci Palmer, all of Ellsworth; three great-grandchildren, Skyla, Logan and Avia; two sisters, Judy (Gary) Meester, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Laureen (Norbert Sr.) Fick, Luverne; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many good friends at CLA 216.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ron; her parents-in-law, Jake and Marion Hinrichs; a grandson, Carter Palmer; a step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Palmer; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Hinrichs.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com.