Michael Hinkel

Michael Hinkel

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Michael Edward Hinkel, Sr., age 63, of Erie, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, January 4th, 2020.

Mike was born in Chicago, IL on February 6th, 1956 to Edward William and Norma Jean Hinkel (Denson). Mike graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1974 where he made his mark as a standout on the football field, for which he was inducted into the Cathedral Prep Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.

He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Nies, on April 15th, 1978. Together they raised two sons, Mike Jr. and Ed.

He worked for C.A. Curtze, Specialty Steak division until his retirement. His true passions were family, fishing, coaching, supporting his son’s on the athletic field, and most recently, taking part in his grandchildren’s activities. He also enjoyed spending time and helping out at the family cottage.

Mike is survived by his wife, Peggy; his sisters, Cathy, Carla, and Judy; his son, Mike, wife Meggen; his son, Ed, wife Keely; his grandchildren, Holton & Huxin; his parents-in-law, Marion and James Nies along with numerous brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Edward and Norma, and his brother, Gregory.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc from 3 pm to 7 pm and are invited to the Funeral Mass on Thursday at St. Jude Church at 11 am. Send condolences to

Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please direct charitable contributions to Cathedral Preparatory school or a charity of your choice.
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    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kloecker Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
    2502 Sassafras St.
    Erie, PA 16502
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Kirk Ferentz

Posted at 02:05pm
From the hearts of Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye Football staff, we send our sincerest condolences.
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Posted at 09:00am
We are so sorry for your loss. Love Ashley and Matt Torlucci
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Tammy Puckly

Posted at 08:46am
Peggy and family sending you my sincere sympathies, hugs and prayers.

Melinda Shetler

Posted at 10:37pm
Our condolences to the entire Hinkel family during this difficult time. May you know that you have a special Angel watching over your family. Nothing can replace the void that was left but treasure and share the many wonderful memories!
Chris and Melinda Shetler

Chad, Helene, & Michael Lino

Posted at 08:15pm
Mike, Ed, & Family, We are deeply sorry about the loss of Big Mike. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him.
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