Joann “Jo” Hinderks, age 90, of Detroit Lakes, MN (formerly Webster, SD) passed away Friday, February 28 at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes.
Jo was born August 3, 1929 to James F and Olga Menna (Lee) Arntz at St Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen. She attended Sacred Heart grade school, Aberdeen Central high school (class of 1947) and Northern State Teachers College. Jo and Robert “Bob” Hinderks were united in marriage June 13, 1949. They were blessed with three children; Barbara of Detroit Lakes, Randy of Lamoille,NV, and Doug (Diane) of Duluth, MN; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Bob and Jo built the Holiday Motel in Webster, SD. It opened in 1962, across the highway from the Webster Golf Course, where Jo spent much of her little free time. She was a member of the Ladies Golf Association for 50 years. She also was in the bowling league and sang in the church choir for many years at Christ the King Catholic Church. Bob and Jo retired in 1990 to their dream home, which they built on Blue Dog Lake in Waubay, SD. Jo was an amazing hostess and cook, noted especially for her caramel rolls, molasses cookies and Special K bars for her grandchildren.
Six weeks after Bob died in 2011, their home was lost to flooding and at age 82, Jo moved to Detroit Lakes and started her new life. She golfed at Ironman, sang in three choirs at Holy Rosary, ushered at the Holmes Center, was a member of Catholic Daughters, attended Silver Sneakers exercise classes at DLCCC and led Tai Chi. Jo made many dear friends while living at Union Central and Lincoln Park. She will be remembered as a beautiful and classy faith filled lady. Jo always dressed in fashionable clothes with her hair and make up done perfectly. Jo lived her life with dignity and grace, while always willing to help others.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents John F and Olga Menna (Lee) Arntz; siblings John, Bill, and Leo Arntz and MaryJane (Arntz) Valente; daughter-in-law Ginny Hinderks; son-in-law Maris Birznieks; and great grandson Jacob Birznieks.
Jo had a strong faith and was looking forward to being reunited with them in Heaven for eternity.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lincoln Park and Hospice of the Red River Valley for the excellent, compassionate care they took of Jo.
Memorials can be sent to the Becker County Food Pantry.