Kenneth Arling Hinshaw

                                                              ┌── Ira Monroe Hinshaw
                                                              │    1852-1932 
                                 ┌── Stanley Monroe Hinshaw ──┤
                                 │    1892-1939               │
                                 │                            └── Ada M. Sheffer
                                 │                                 1865-1939 
Kenneth Arling Hinshaw ──────────┤
B: 1927                          │                            ┌── Ben Gurdis
D: 2008                          │                            │
                                 └── Cathryn Gurdis ──────────┤
                                      1900-1983               │
                                                              └── Hannah VanHeuvelan
M: Lorraine Evangeline Mortenson
   ├── Deborah Jean Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2,3
   ├── Doug Hinshaw  2,3
   ├── Cheryl Ann Hinshaw (1955-) 1,2,3
   └── Kenneth Stanley Hinshaw (1959-) 1,2,3

Kenneth Arling Hinshaw     [ID 16223] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 23 1927, Tulare, Spink County, South Dakota.1,4,5,6,7,8  

Ken was raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.1  

He married Lorraine Evangeline Mortenson, Mar 3 1950, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana.1  Lorraine, daughter of Nels Gene Mortenson & Bessie B. Matejka, was born Nov 26 1927, Ogema, Becker County, Minnesota.7,9,10,11,12  

Ken and Lorraine were shown in the 1956 city directory of La Porte, Indiana:13

Hinshaw Kenneth A (Lorraine E) boarder Kingsbury Ordnance r1373 Federal
Ken and Lorraine were shown in the 1958 city directory of La Porte, Indiana:13
Hinshaw H Dean (Carolyn J) phys 808 Maple av h1226 Michigan av
Hinshaw Kenneth A (Lorraine E) carp Whirlpool Corp h1373 Federal av
Hinshaw Robt L (Ruby H) mach Allis-Chalmers h441 Pine Lake av
Ken and Lorraine were shown in the 1960 city directory of La Porte, Indiana:13
Hinshaw Carolyn J (wid Horace D) h302 Seimetz dr
Hinshaw Kenneth A (Lorraine E) mtce Vitamin Inc h1373 Federal av

In 2007-2008 Ken and family were still living in LaPorte, Indiana.1,7  

Kenneth Arling Hinshaw died Mar 28 2008, LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana; age 80.6,7,8,14  

Ken's obituary was published in the "South Bend Tribune" on March 31, 2008:6

Kenneth A. Hinshaw
Sept. 23, 1927 - March 28, 2008

LAPORTE - Kenneth A. Hinshaw, 80, died at 3:26 a.m. Friday in LaPorte Hospital.  Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Mortenson); sons, Kenneth "Butch" of LaPorte and Doug (Taunya) of Mesa, AZ; daughters, Debbie (John) Hoos and Cheryl A. Hinshaw, both of LaPorte; sisters, Patricia (O'Niel) Estby and Margie Mindermann, both of Minnesota.  Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, where friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of services.  The LaPorte Honor Guard will have a military service at 7:30 p.m.  Condolences may be sent to

Ken's death was also noted in the "Detroit Lakes Tribune" (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) on April 4, 2008:14

Kenneth Hinshaw
04/04/2008 12:00 AM

Former Detroit Lakes resident Kenneth Hinshaw passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008 in LaPorte, Ind.  Funeral services were held Tuesday April 1, 2008 in LaPorte.  The LaPorte Honor Guard conducted a service with full military honors.

Another obituary was published as follows:8

Kenneth Hinshaw

Mr. Kenneth A. Hinshaw, 80, of La Porte, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at 3:26 a.m. at La Porte Hospital.  

He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Tulare, S.D., to Stanley M. and Cathryn (Gurdis) Hinshaw.  He grew up in Detroit Lakes, Minn.  

Mr. Hinshaw served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1949 aboard USS Tucson.  He retired from the Indiana Toll Road in 1993 after 10 years of service in building maintenance.  He enjoyed playing guitar, country music, going to flea markets and had a talent for woodcraft.  His greatest joy was to be with family and watch his nephews play baseball.  He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  

On March 3, 1950, in La Porte, he married Lorraine Mortenson, who survives.  

Also surviving are two daughters, Debbie (John) Hoos and Cheryl A., both of La Porte; two sons, Kenneth "Butch" of La Porte and Doug (Taunya) of Mesa, Ariz; two grandchildren, Sandi Hoos of La Porte and John Hoos of South Bend; and two great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rose; and three brothers, Merle, Robert and Harold.  

The funeral will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, with Rev. Dennis Meyer officiating.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the service.  La Porte Honor Guard will conduct fully military rites at 7:30 p.m.  A private burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery at a later date.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to La Porte Honor Guard, 228 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte, IN 46350.

Lorraine died Jul 16 2010, LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana; age 82.7,9,10  

Lorraine's obituary was published in the "Detroit Lakes Tribune" (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota):9,10

Lorraine Hinshaw

Lorraine Evangeline Hinshaw, 82, LaPorte, Ind., passed away peacefully, Friday, July 16, 2010, at 6:20 p.m. at LaPorte Hospital.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born on November 26, 1927, in Ogema to Nels and Bessie (Matejka) Mortenson.  

Lorraine was a caring and devoted mother and homemaker.  "Grandma Rayne" enjoyed family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids.  She displayed her strength in many different ways.  She loved her family unconditionally and always saw the best in everyone.  Mrs. Hinshaw loved spending time with her family in Minnesota and crocheting.  She was also a loyal and avid Cubs fan.  

On March 3, 1950, in La Porte, she married Kenneth A. Hinshaw.  He preceded her in death on March 28, 2008.  

Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie (John) Hoos and Cheryl A. Hinshaw, and a son, Kenneth "Butch" Hinshaw, all from La Porte; grandchildren, Sandi (Greg Hux) Hoos of La Porte, and John (Debbie) Hoos of South Bend; great grandchildren, Bryce Alan Hoos and Ava-Rayne Elizabeth Hoos both of South Bend.  She is also survived by her two sisters, Marion "Meme" Cable of Sparta, Wis., and Georgie (Jim) Towles of Sierra Vista, Ariz.  Two brothers Nels (Karen) Mortenson of Ogema, Minnesota, and Clyde (Dorothy) Mortenson of Yerington, Nevada.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three sisters, LaVina Zima, Arlene Griffith, and Ruby Gorne.  

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd. La Porte, Ind.  A visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.  A private burial will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery at a later date.  

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.  

Please send condolences to the family at

(photo)Photo: Lorraine Evangeline Mortenson 9

(photo)Photo: Kenneth Arling Hinshaw & Lorraine Evangeline Mortenson gravestone Pine Lake Cemetery 8,10

(photo)Photo: Kenneth Arling Hinshaw military grave marker Pine Lake Cemetery 8

Social Security information for Kenneth Arling Hinshaw: 501-20-6315


  1. Contribution from Deborah Jean (Hinshaw) Hoos.
  2. Obituary of Kenneth Arling Hinshaw.
  3. Obituary of Lorraine Evangeline Mortenson.
  4. 1930 census, Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota; roll T626-2230, ED 36, page 2B, line #83, dwelling #48, family #50.
  5. 1940 census, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota; roll T627-1905, ED 3-12, page 23A-B, line #36, household #476.
  6. Obituary of Kenneth A. Hinshaw; "South Bend Tribune", Mar 31 2008:
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. Obituary of Lorraine (Mortenson) Hinshaw; "Detroit Lakes Tribune":
  11. U.S. Public Records Index;
  12. 1930 census, Ogema, Becker County, Minnesota; roll T626-1079, ED 27, page 2B, line #59, dwelling #38, family #38.
  13. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;
  14. Death of Kenneth Hinshaw; "Detroit Lakes Tribune", Apr 4 2008; "Obituary Collection",

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