Patricia Lucille Hinshaw

                                                         ┌── Ira Monroe Hinshaw
                                                         │    1852-1932 
                            ┌── Stanley Monroe Hinshaw ──┤
                            │    1892-1939               │
                            │                            └── Ada M. Sheffer
                            │                                 1865-1939 
Patricia Lucille Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1932                     │                            ┌── Ben Gurdis
                            │                            │
                            └── Cathryn Gurdis ──────────┤
                                 1900-1983               │
                                                         └── Hannah VanHeuvelan
M: Oniel Einar Estby

Patricia Lucille Hinshaw     [ID 16218] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Patricia Lucille Hinshaw1,2 [Patty Lou Hinshaw3, Pat Hinshaw1].

Born Aug 18 1932, New Rockford, North Dakota.1,3,4,5  

She married Oniel Einar Estby, Feb 5 1953, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota.1,2,6  Oniel, son of Clifford Estby & Astrid Flaskerud, was born Nov 1 1932, Maddock, North Dakota.6,7,8  


Danny Oniel Estby, born Dec 25 1954, U.S. Army Hospital, Verdun, France; married Joy Marie Ruplinger (children: Michelle Lynn Estby, Sep 10 1978 and Christine Marie Estby, Aug 19 1980).
David Lee Estby, born May 26 1956, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; married Marilyn June Lehman (children: Stephen Lee Estby, Aug 17 1975; Matthew J. Estby, Apr 3 1984; Andrea Jean Estby, May 8 1987).
Kristi Lynn Estby, born Aug 16 1957, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; died Feb 12 1977, age 19, while with U.S. Marine Corp, Santa Clara, California. 9
Angela Marie Estby, born Jan 6 1963, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; married Edwin Arthur Ahlbrecht (children: Andrew Alvin Ahlbrecht, Apr 21 1988 and Ethan Edwin Ahlbrecht, Aug 6 1990).

On Apr 21 1955 Pat and son Danny arrived at the Port of New York on the USNS General Simon B. Buckner, having sailed Apr 12 1955 from Bremerhaven, Germany:4

Estby, Patricia L., Murdock, Minnesota, age 22, born in New Rockford, North Dakota.
Estby, Danny O., Murdock, Minnesota, age 3 months, born in Verdun Meuse, France.

In 2000-2005 Pat and Oniel were living in Willmar, Minnesota.10,11,12  

Oniel died Dec 28 2008, Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; age 76.6,7,8  

Oniel's obituary was published in the "Detroit Lakes Tribune" (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) on January 2, 2009:6,7,13

Oniel E. Estby, age 76, of Willmar, died Sunday, December 28, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, at the Calvary Lutheran Church Chapel in Willmar.  Military Honors will be provided by the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 in Willmar.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church.  

Oniel Einar Estby was born November 1, 1932, in Maddock, North Dakota, the son of Clifford and Astrid (Flaskerud) Estby.  His family moved to Brooten and later to Murdock, where he graduated from Murdock High School in 1950.  He moved to Minneapolis and was employed at Seegers Refrigeration.  On February 5, 1953, he married Patricia L. Hinshaw at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul.  

In 1953, Oniel was drafted into the U.S Army and was stationed in France during the Korean Conflict.  Following his discharge in 1955, Oniel and Patricia moved to the Willmar area.  He worked for Eids Refrigeration, as a self-employed appliance repairman and for Coca-Cola.  He later worked as the head of maintenance at Ashwood Care Center in Willmar for 20 years, retiring in 1995.  

He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 167 in Willmar.  He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, and traveling in the school bus he converted to a RV.  He also enjoyed working on and showing off his fathers 1939 B Allis-Chalmers tractor.  Oniel loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Danny (and Joy) Estby of Parker, Colorado, and David (and Marilyn) Estby of Two Harbors; a daughter, Angela (and Ed) Ahlbrecht of Litchfield; his mother, Astrid Howson of Willmar; seven grandchildren, Michelle (and Justin) Suparat, Christine (and Dan) Rice, Steve (and Missy) Estby, Matt Estby, Andrea Estby, Andrew Ahlbrecht, and Ethan Ahlbrecht; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  He is also survived by his beloved dog, Red.  

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Clifford Howson; a daughter, Kristi Estby in 1977 and a brother, John Estby.



  1. Contribution from Pat (Hinshaw) Estby.
  2. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002;
  3. 1940 census, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota; roll T627-1905, ED 3-12, page 23A-B, line #36, household #476.
  4. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957;
  5. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  6. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection;
  7. United States Obituary Collection;
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. VitalSearch California Death Index 1940-2000:
  10. 2000 Phone and Address Directory;
  11. 2002 Phone and Address Directory;

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