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Albert "Sonny" Hinrichs

Albert "Sonny" Hinrichs

Albert "Sonny" Hinrichs, 69, of Bemidji, MN died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

A celebration of life potluck will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Cass Lake American Legion.

Albert William Hinrichs was born July 16, 1944 to Albert and Edna (Ross) Hinrichs in Rosemount, MN. In 1955 the family moved to Bemidji to own and operate the Grace Lake Store till fall of 1972. Albert graduated from Bemidji High School in 1962. He married Leona (Young) Blade in September of 1971 in which they later divorced in 1988. He opened Als Radiator in 1973 which he ran for a little better than 16 years. He has since bartended at a few area bars. He also liked the farm life still and worked on a farm in Gully, MN for a couple years before returning to Bemidji to live with and care for his mom. He was most recently working at Bemidji Municipal Liquor Stores. Al loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and the parties at the lake. If you were ever need of a smile he was a great man to run across with being the king of the one liners.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol "CJ" (Dennis) Hinrichs of Bemidji, MN; 2 sons, Dan (MaryPat) Eastman of OFallon, IL and Todd Benson of Fosston, MN; 4 granddaughters, Tiffany (Zack) Benson, Brianna (Dustin) Benson, Danielle Eastman and Kelly Eastman; 4 great-grandchildren, Ava Sharp, Landen Benson, Brayden Benson and Trexen Benson; his ex-wife, Leona; 2 sisters, Carol Christianson of Bemidji, MN and Jeanne Stomberg of Osakis, MN a niece and nephews and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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