Jean P. Hinckfoot

Died Aug. 26, 2017


Jean P. Hinckfoot, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at The Horizon Senior Living in West Branch. She lived in West Branch since 1979, formerly of Richmond.

Jean was born Sept. 8, 1924, to Arthur and Pauline (Kohlhagen) Engel in Romeo. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo, Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rose City. She was also active with all of the ladies auxiliaries with all of the churches. Jean enjoyed shopping, traveling and spending the winter months in Florida.

Jean is survived by her caregiver and friend, Carol (Theo) Hilts of West Branch; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Engel of Minden City and Dorothy Kohlhagen of Casco Township; nieces and nephews, Connie (Larry) Russell of Romeo, Robert Kohlhagen of Casco Township, William (Sarah) Engel Jr. of Murphy, Texas, Paul (Janice) Engel of Minden City, Robert (Susan) Engel of Petoskey, Mary (Arthur) Anderson of Spring Lake, Fred (Laura) Engel of Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret (David) Johanson of Morgan Hill, Calif.; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hinckfoot; and brother, William Engel.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rose City at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Minister Hedy Alcock will officiate. Burial will be at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond on Friday, Sept. 1, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Alex Steward officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rose City and Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond. Online condolences can be shared at


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