Jerry Allen Hinzman
April 2, 1946 ~ March 13, 2016
Jerry A. Hinzman, 69, Brandon, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Military Rites will follow the service.
Jerry Allen Hinzman was born April 2, 1946, in Dupree, SD, to Clarence and Mable (Maynard) Hinzman. Jerry was raised in Eagle Butte and graduated from High School and headed for Northern State College. After one year, he was drafted into the US Army where he served in Germany from 1966 to 1968. Upon his return, Jerry married Barb Johnson on June 7, 1969 in Eagle Butte. Jerry worked for the highway department for a while and then went to work for Old Home Bread as a delivery and sales manager in Eagle Butte, Gettysburg, Mitchell and then Sioux Falls until 1999. In 1993, Jerry and Barb moved to Brandon. In 1999, he then transitioned over to Pan A Gold as a Sales Manager for the Tri-State area. Jerry retired in 2007 to work part-time for the Brandon Schools driving a school bus through 2015.
Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing; especially bass fishing on stock-dams. He even went to Tennessee to fish with Steve Payne and Bill Dance. Jerry and Rick fished together a lot especially over the last ten years. Jerry also enjoyed NASCAR racing and went to both Indianapolis and Daytona for races where he met Richard and Kyle Petty several times.
Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife, Barbara; two children, Richard (Tara) Hinzman, Brandon, and Michelle Hinzman, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Katie and Isabella; his mother, Mable Hinzman, Indianapolis, IN; three siblings, Lila Sever, Peoria, AZ, Lorene (Duane) Mahin, Wapaton, ND, and Richard (Geneva) Heideman, Indianapolis, IN; one sister-in-law, Paulette Heideman, Eagle Butte; and one brother-in-law, Otis Fulmer, Norfolk, VA.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Hinzman; one brother, George Heideman; and one sister, Janet Fulmer.