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James Hinnenkamp Dec. 19, 1931 - Sept. 30, 2008

MAYNARD -- James Hinnenkamp, 76, of Maynard died Tuesday at his home after a battle with cancer.

The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Maynard Lutheran Church in Maynard.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harvey Anderson Clara City Funeral Home and continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Melrose to Frank and Elizabeth (Schmiesing) Hinnenkamp. After his schooling, he worked on the farm and later moved to Osakis where he farmed and owned and operated the Corral and Crystal Bar in Nelson from 1969 to 1988. He also played in the Chore Boys Band.

He married Donna Christopherson on Aug. 22, 1978, in Aberdeen, S.D. In 1988, they moved to Gluek and operated the Country Inn Café and, in 1990, they moved to Maynard where they operated Jim and Donna's Café until 2006. He recently was working at Bootlegger's Restaurant in Granite Falls.

He is survived by his wife; children: Dana (and Sean) Skogrand of Granite Falls, Delia (and Scott) Diercks of Big Lake, Dawn (and Justin) Hill of South Haven, Dena Hinnenkamp (and special friend, John Hardin) of Clara City, Jesse (and Debbie) Hinnenkamp of Alexandria, Lynnee (and Don) Stoner of Williston, N.D., Lisa (and Mike) Colberg of Parkers Prairie, Dale (and Susan) Hinnenkamp of St. Joseph, Jimmy (and Bobbi) Hinnenkamp of Wheeler, Texas, Dean Hinnenkamp of Wheeler, Texas, Mary Sauer of Albany and Sandra (and Roger) Thomas of Osakis; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings: Leona Blenker and Lydia Beuning both of Melrose, Marion Tooley of Prinville, Ore., Fred Hinnenkamp of Little Sauk, Ernest (and Marcella) Hinnenkamp of Melrose, Ida (and Frank) Pung of El Paso, Texas, and Jeanette Zehrer of Melrose.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.