Mark Hinkel
1957 - 2015
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HINKEL Mark Joseph, husband of Mary-Lynn Minton Hinkel for 35 years, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was born September 7, 1957 to John E. and the late Naomi Heidrich Hinkel. Mark was a 1975 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School where he was a varsity baseball player and also a Dixie Babe Ruth All Star, going to the Babe Ruth World Series when he was 15. He received his undergraduate (1980) and law (1983) degrees from the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. He was a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse and was recognized by his peers as a "Best Lawyer" for 20 years, including the 2014-15 Lawyer of the Year for Workers' Compensation Law-Employers. He served on the Board of Directors of the Fayette County Bar Association. Mark was an avid cyclist, outdoorsmen, and gardener. He was very active with Lexington Catholic High School and Christ the King School where he served as Athletic Director, PTO President, co-chair of the Inaugural Oktoberfest and as coach for his daughters' basketball teams. Mark will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. In addition to his beloved wife and father, he is survived by his daughters Lauren Hinkel Lewis (Scott), Kaci Hinkel and Andrea Hinkel (fianc‚ Will Creyer); his grandsons Henry and Andrew Lewis; his brothers John Hinkel (Monica) and Jeff Hinkel (Julie), stepmother Joanne Hinkel, mother-in-law Betty Minton, brother and sisters-in-law Gary Minton (Karen), Traci Summers and Patti Morgan (Jeremy) and loving nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be 4-9pm Wednesday at Milward-Man O' War, 1509 Trent Blvd. A funeral mass will be held 10:30am Thursday at the Cathedral of Christ the King. A reception will follow the services in the Cathedral's Hehman Hall. Serving as pall bearers are John Hinkel, Jeff Hinkel, Scott Lewis, Will Creyer, Patrick Turner, Gary Minton, Kevin Mussler, and Bennett Bayer. Honorary pall bearers will be Tom Cooper and Mark's current partners at Landrum and Shouse. Memorial contributions to Mark J. Hinkel Fund, Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, KY 40503 or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on May 26, 2015.
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May 20, 2021
Have not forgotten!
Angie Tedder
May 20, 2020
Have not forgotten.
Angie Tedder
October 21, 2015
Sorry for the late response but I just found out - Mark and I swam together at GLSA in the 60s and played basketball against one another in the parochial league. Mark also successfully defended us against a bogus lawsuit during the construction of our home in the early 90s, and he was always kind, thoughtful and professional in his work with us. So sorry that he was taken in such a senseless and horrific way - He deserved a long happy life. Condolences to John, Jeff and the rest of the family.

Ben & Dru Perry
June 20, 2015
It's been weeks and still we are reeling from Mark's tragedy. What a wonderful guy Mark was; I admired him greatly. He was gracious, classy, humorous and just a fun guy to be around. I saw him frequently downtown, whether it was in the elevator, at the gym or having lunch and we always exchanged a genuine smile and pleasant conversation. He spoke so proudly and easily about you Mary Lynn and about you girls. He was a cool guy! I send my deepest sympathies to all of you and wish you all the best on your long journey of healing. I'll miss you brother Mark......
Mike Besten
June 8, 2015
I didn't know Mark Hinkel, but have driven out to the site often. I have prayed for the Hinkel family to receive comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. This loss has touched me personally.
Angie Tedder
May 31, 2015
May God be with your family in your tragic loss. Fellow cyclists at the HH, Kenny and Anne Parker
May 30, 2015
I have so many fun memories of Mark growing. He and his brothers John and Jeff are my cousins. We had many family gatherings in Lexington and northern Kentucky. The news of his death was shocking. Prayers to all of the Hinkel family.
Diane (Hinkel) Comp
May 30, 2015
My sincerest condolences to his family. I had the pleasure of working with him while employed with Landrum & Shouse. He will be greatly missed
Lillian Jones
May 29, 2015
As fellow riders in the Horsey Hundred this past weekend, we send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.

Kathy Bruner and Bill Perrine
Charleston, WV
May 29, 2015
I did not know Mark but I was a rider in the Horsey Hundred. I am so very sorry for your loss. I think of him every day. I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Betty B.
May 28, 2015
Dear Mary Lynn, Lauren and Scott, Kaci, and Andrea,
There are no words. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.
Paul,Terry,Jason,Lindsey,and Mark Goldfarb
May 28, 2015
Remembering Mark as a true role model. Hadn't seen him since 1975 and one day in 2008 I see him at a new employer of mine. He never changed, always a smile and a bright spot in my day. We should all try to live more like he did. The world will be a better place. Praying for strength to his family and will continue to do so.
Paul Burns
May 28, 2015
I also wanted to offer condolences from the horsey hundred community. Mark's tragic passing has really affected me and other cyclists, will won't forget about him. I wanted to offer my deepest condolences to the entire Hinkel family.
nina itrich
May 28, 2015
Mary Lynn, Lauren & Scott, Kaci, Andrea, Uncle Pete & Joanne, John & Monica, Jeff & Julie:
Grieving with you on such a great loss.
Christine Heidrich Riley
May 28, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss!
Danny and Wendy Haney
May 28, 2015
Dear Mary Lynn and family, I will keep you in my prayers. I will always remember Mark and his ability to brighten anyone's day.
Tom Burns
May 27, 2015
I am deeply sorry for your sudden loss of Mark. My heart breaks for your family. I pray that you may find God's comfort in the midst of your grief.
Pat (Heidrich) Washington
May 27, 2015
Mary Lynn, Lauren, Kacy & Andrea,

Your memories should always be wonderful in just knowing that Mark was truely one of the good people. He touvched so many lives and brought joy to so many people. He will be missed by all.

My depest sympathy.
Bill DiOrio
May 27, 2015
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I haven't talked to John Hinkel, who was my classmate, in decades but have such fond memories from my childhood of the entire Hinkel family. We attended St.Pauls Elementary school and Lexington Catholic High together. Our deepest sympathies, Rosa Rodriguez
Rosa Rodriguez
May 27, 2015
Mary Lynn, daughters and entire family: On behalf of the Law School Class of 1983, we want you to know how saddened and shocked we are by Mark's tragic death. As you well know, he was a great guy and we will miss his huge smile and upbeat personality. To our friend: RIP and shine down on the many persons who love you.
Dianne Blanford
May 27, 2015
Dear Mary Lynn and family, Mark was a wonderful man and always nice to me whenever I ran into him. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Mary (Burns) and Larry Moore
May 27, 2015
To Mary Lynn, family, all of the Landrum family,our thoughts and prayers are with you! Mark was an outstanding person in so many ways!! He will be greatly missed by all of us!
J. Ralph King
May 27, 2015
So, so sorry for the family! I was a client of Mark's he was the best lawyer, he was very caring and sympathetic.
He was a special person the kind that you only meet a few like him in a lifetime.
Frankie Eskew
May 27, 2015
Mark was truly a breath of fresh air. His kindness and sincerity was immeasurable. We will never know a gentler soul. God bless you, Mark.
May 27, 2015
Mary Lynn, my heartfelt condolences to you, the girls and your 2 precious grandsons. There are no words to comfort you all during this time of sorrow. Mark always had a smile on his face and was so kind to Brad and I and the kids. We will miss him and be thinking and praying for all the Hinkel family.
May 27, 2015
I'm shocked and saddened to learn of Mark's unexpected passing. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and associated with him. My condolences to the family at this great loss.
John Mann
May 26, 2015
I didn't know Mark, but wish I had. I was a fellow rider on the Horsey Hundred and all of us are saddened beyond belief. My prayers are for the entire family.
John Ferguson
May 26, 2015
I am so sad and so sorry about the death of my friend. I had the honor of being Mark's Paralegal while working at Landrum & Shouse back in the day. He was kind, smart, patient, funny, and just a joy to work with everyday. When Mark and I would run into each other it was like we picked up exactly where we left off...usually a good laugh and a great visit. Mary Lyn you and your family are in my prayers.
Sarah O'Brien
May 26, 2015
Mary-Lynn, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I just heard of your tremendous loss, and I am so very sorry . It has been a long time since I last saw you, but I remember what a great guy Mark was. God bless each and every one of you and comfort you in this period of grieving. Sincerely, Dianne Mason Brammell. AOT 1980
May 26, 2015
I was very saddened to hear of Mark's death. His family is in my prayers
Leslie Nash Huber
May 26, 2015
Our prayers are with you.
Andrea and Dennis Newton
May 26, 2015
My sympathy and prayers to the Hinkel family. I knew Mark from LCHS and have many wonderful memories of those times. He was a great guy who cared for others, had a joy for life and was always having fun and filling the day with laughter. I pray that you find comfort and strength during this tragic time.
Karin Adkins
May 26, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was a very kind family man. I knew him as a customer at a local bank I formally worked years ago. I was a new teller at the time from eastern KY with 3 sons. He told me wonderful stories of his daughter's college experience in VA as well as stories about his other daughters. He was so proud of all 3. Everyone at the branch enjoyed waiting on him with that contagious smile. His family is in our prayers.
Sandy Pelphrey
May 26, 2015
Jeff, our condolences to your family in the passing of your brother. Jefferey Wroblewski and Marycatherine Wroblewski McBride
Marycatherine Wroblewski
May 26, 2015
As we pass through this life, we each meet innumerable people. In various ways they each become a part of our own life -- many are routine and a few are special.

Mark Hinkel was one of the special ones. We became fast friends in 1980 while attending law school. While our paths did not cross as frequently in recent years, every time we met or spoke, we picked up right where we left off. Mark was truly a "people" person, who approached all aspects of his life with joy and vigor.

It was a privilege to know Mark Hinkel. Rest in peace, my friend.
Mark Riddle
May 26, 2015
My prayers go out to the Hinkel family. Mark always had smile and a pat on the back for those he knew. It was always a pleasure to see Mark and his dad at McDonalds every weekend. He will be truly missed.
Pat Doyle
May 26, 2015
Such a tragic event that caused the loss of such a special and wonderful man in everyone's life.
I have been away from Lexington for years but I knew Mark while in high school and he and his brother John were special friends to me. I will never forget Mark's wonderful smile and his always kind words.
My family will pray for the strength of the Hinkel family through this very tough and sad time.

May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. With all the good works that Mark did in the community, we all know he is looking down from heaven.
Charlie Riddell
May 26, 2015
John 11:13 tells us that Jesus compared death to sleep.
May 26, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of this very wonderful man. In business I truly enjoyed working with him. As a friend there was no better. Prayers for the family in this difficult time.
Helena Carpenter
May 26, 2015
May God bless you as you grief.
Remembering Mark as a youngster playing in my back yard, it's hard to believe he is no longer with us. Our prayers are with us.
Anita Oldham
May 26, 2015
Our prayers to the Hinkel family in their time of need.
The Ciaravino family: Joe, Gail, Fran, Joe, John, and Mike.
May 26, 2015
I always liked and admired Mark.My wife and I are shocked and saddened by his sudden tragic passing, and send our condolences to his family. The Corbetts (Phil and Angie)
May 26, 2015
So sorry to hear about this. My heart and prayers go out to Mary-Lynn and family. RIP Mark.
Debbie Greene
May 26, 2015
Mark was a kind man who went out of his way to help me with a legal matter, he was always available to talk and was always gracious. I am truly saddened and wish to send sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was a great man.
Linda Dickerson
May 26, 2015
I never had an encounter with Mark when he was not smiling and I did not feel better after talking to him. My contact was less frequent in recent years becuase I no longer lived near him, but I had the good foutune to see him in court in Knott County a few months ago. As always, Mark was smiling and our brief conversarion lifted my spirits. I know he is now smiling in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the many who had the good fortune to know Mark.
Kevin West
May 26, 2015
I'm very sadden to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mark's family and friends. RIP my friend.
Jackie Spears
May 26, 2015
I didn't know Mark, I was on the same bicycle ride. My heart breaks for this tragedy-there are no words for this. My prayers are with the family.
Kathy montgomery
May 26, 2015
There are no words to describe how sad Mark's passing is. I knew Mark was a top-notch lawyer and a devoted family man, but I was unaware of all his contributions to the community. We will all miss Mark, but if Heaven is one's final reward, it was well-earned in this instance.
Rest in peace, my friend.
James Carpenter
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