Jane M. Hinricksen passed away April 2, 2019 in Marysville, WA at the age of 90. She leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Marvin Hinricksen and three children, Mark Hinricksen, Debra Schmit and Patti Young.
She was born October 14, 1928 in Larson, North Dakota, the youngest of 13 children, to Ole and Thilda Watterud. Jane was the last surviving child of the 13 children. Jane attended country school through the 8th grade and then attended Columbus High School, graduating in 1946. After high school she taught at the country
school she grew up in.
Jane met her future husband, Marvin Hinricksen, at a dance, and it was love at first sight. Both were great dancers and it was the beginning of a long love affair with each other and the dancing and the social life that went with it.
They were married on June 20th, 1948 in a small country church, Betheny Lutheran Church, just outside of Columbus, North Dakota.
Marvin and Jane moved to Portland for a short time, but then got the call to come to Montana to work in the “oil patch” known as Gallup City just outside of Conrad, Montana.
All three of their children were born there in the 1950’s. Jane was active in school and the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. Gallup City was a very close- knit community and this place was her comfort zone. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, was active in the Brownie Scouts, being a member of the Sarah
Circle Bible group and picking crab apples with her dear friends, Matty, Mary and Dorothy. We never ran short of apple butter!
In 1963 the West Coast beckoned, and Marvin and Jane moved the family to Marysville Washington. The kids all graduated from Marysville High School. Marvin and Jane then retired in 1986. They both loved their log home on Hat Island and wintered in Arizona for many years. They traveled the United States extensively. They loved boating on Puget Sound with their friends and watching their grandchildren grow up. Marvin and Jane loved to square dance and were longtime members of the Renegades Square Dance Club. Jane was also a fabulous seamstress and artist, specializing in oil painting.
Marvin and Jane lived in Marysville the rest of their lives. Jane leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Marvin; their children Mark and his wife Christine, Debra and her husband John, and Patti and her husband Alan. She also leaves behind grandchildren and great grandchildren, Zac, Hilary, Riley, Max, Matt, Josh, Alora, Debra, Peyton, Sage and Devlin.
Jane was a shining example of “The Greatest Generation”. She will be missed. Funeral services will be announced at a later time.