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Bruce Hinmon

Bruce Smith Hinmon

Tuesday, August 17th, 1937 - Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Obituary

Hinmon, Bruce Smith, age 81, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services for Bruce will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Owen White-Pigeon officiating. The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

Bruce was born on August 17, 1937, in Kalamazoo, the son of August and Melinda (Pontiac) Hinmon. He married Vera Haveman on February 17, 1979, in Dollar Settlement, MI. Bruce earned an Associate’s Degree in substance abuse counseling. He was a court administrator for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa Indians. He previously was an associate judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for nine years. He also was the substance abuse director first for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and then the Little Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa Indians.
Bruce was a very spiritual Christian and a proud member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. He played and collected guitars. Bruce loved the Detroit Lions and Tigers, his 1956 Buick Super and spending time with his family.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Vera Hinmon of Mt. Pleasant; children, Carolyn (Scott) Akiyama of Shepherd, Anita Hinmon of Mt. Pleasant, Pamela Johnson of Manistee, Bethany Hinmon (Kendall Kingbird) of Mt. Pleasant, Carole (Jason) VanLiew of Saginaw, Susan (Richard) Bigford of Weidman, Kimberly Hinmon (Miguel Sanchez) of Mt. Pleasant, and Derek (Rebecca) Cook of Midland; grandchildren, Kristin (Lance), Mitchell (Julie), Holly (Gabe), Harmony (David), Richard, Rachel, Simone, Kaylee, Mark, Tyler, Sebastian “Niijii” (Morgan), Angelica, Benjamin, Keaton, Kyla, Kolton, Cameron, Izabelle and Emma; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Jayden, Taylor, Erica, Novalee and Kira; sister, Celia (Jim) Osawabine of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Stella Jean Hinmon and Cathleen Johnson; son, Bruce S. Hinmon, Jr.; sisters, Wanita Jackson, Maryann Green, Opal Ramsey, Beatrice Hale and Violet Zeeryp; and brothers, James Green, Sr., David Hinmon, Robert Hinmon, Leroy Hinmon and Thomas Green.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Owen White-Pigeon
  • Interment

    Location
    Chippewa Township Cemetery
    Address
    8451 East Broomfield Road
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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Anna Hon

Posted at 10:43am
Our world is a little dimmer since such a shining loving Gentle man has walked on. Prayers are being sent up for Vera and family.
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Posted at 07:24pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Much love during this difficult time. Liz, Kharisma, Tiffany, Morgan, Sue and Emma
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Dottie Batchelder

Posted at 03:00pm
Sending prayers for all of the family. We were blessed to have Bruce as my mentor and friend. Hugs to all.
Love, Dottie Batchelder and Kevin Streeter.
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cheryl hagerstrand

Posted at 10:24am
We send our prayers and so much love to yall Vera and family, Bruce was a very loving and kind man we will truly miss him, Love Kirk and Lynn Hagerstrand
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Greg krepps

Posted at 01:11pm
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