William Lee “Bill” Hinde, 83, Iola, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Windsor Place Nursing Center.
Bill was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Haxtun, Colo., the son of Harold and Katherine Hinde. He grew up at Haxtun and graduated from high school at Dailey, Colo.
On Aug. 12, 1950, Bill married Gladys J. Micheli in Denver. They made their home in a number of states before moving to Iola in 1963. Bill’s father-in-law, F.A. Micheli, purchased the M&M Bakery and renamed it the F&F Bakery. When Bill bought out his in-laws, they renamed it Renee’s Bakery, which is still in the family. Mrs. Hinde preceded him in death Feb. 11, 1975.
Bill enjoyed bowling when he was younger. He loved watching baseball and was a die-hard Royals fan.
He is survived by five children, Regina Cochran and husband Dan, Iola, Susan Walters and husband, Ron, Iola, Garry G. Hinde and wife Sandy, Jefferson City, Mo., Renee Strawder and husband Mark, Le Roy, and Angie Alexander and husband Mike, Lenexa; three siblings, Zola Riley, Sterling, Colo., Jim Hinde and wife Dottie, Colorado Springs, and Dick Hinde and wife Pearl, Haxtun, Colo.; a brother-in-law and close friend, Phil Micheli and wife Ellen, Marietta, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Jeffrey and wife Kim, Eric and wife Shara, Kara, Alicia, Emily and husband Dustin and Grant and wife Kelly; seven great-grandchildren, Travis, Hanna, Alec, Alexandria, Alexia, Layten and Addison.
He was preceded in death by three siblings, Wayne Hinde, Elaine Wilderman and Rebecca Hinde.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola. Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be left at Waugh-Yokum Memorial Chapel for Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF). Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.