Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 8, 2010

Bernard 'Bernie' Hinds

MANCELONA — Bernard "Bernie" Hinds, 75, passed away at his home in Mancelona on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. He was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Kalkaska to the late William C. and Sadie (Newlin) Hinds.

Bernie served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He retired from M.D.O.T. in 1987 after 30 years of service. Bernie was also a former Chief of Police for Roscommon County.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and making fishing tackle.

Bernie was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 11 years, Mary; his loving children, John (Linda) Hinds, of Navarre, Fla., Daniel (Patricia) Hinds, of Traverse City, Diane (Steven) Nevi, of Traverse City, Debra (Mike) Jackson, of San Clemente, Calif., DeAnna Plut, of Traverse City, Cheryl McFarland, of Traverse City, and Alison (Ben) Ringwalski, of Traverse City; his dear stepchildren, Justin Mehlberg, of Mancelona, Jasmine Mehlberg, of Mancelona, Aubrey Mehlberg, of Mancelona, and Brittany Mehlberg, of Great Lakes, Ill.; and 22 cherished grandchildren.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home with Dan Johnson, of the Kalkaska Church of Christ, officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to Munson Hospice, 210 Beaumont Place, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

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