Dorothy J. Hinrichsen

March 27, 1923 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 96)


Dorothy J. Hinrichsen, 96, of Madrid, Iowa and formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Madrid Home in Madrid,

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday at the church.  Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross by visiting

Dorothy was born March 27, 1923 in Coleta, Illinois, the daughter of Otto & Dora (Gehlsen) Sorensen.  Dorothy had been married to Donald Hayenga who had passed away during World War II.  She was united in marriage to George F. Hinrichsen on October 18, 1946 in Savanna.  He preceded her in death on January 15, 1994.

Dorothy had been a surgical nurse with the former Mercy Hospital for several years.  She had also served with the American Red Cross.

Those left to honor her memory include her son and daughter-in-law, John Hinrichsen (Brenda Boell) of Boone, Iowa; her daughter-in-law, Elena Hinrichsen of London, England; and her grandchildren, David Hinrichsen, Katrina Hinrichsen and Julie (Brad) Sink.

In addition to her husbands, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Donald.

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February 5, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
St. James Lutheran Church
1705 Oak St.
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Funeral Service
February 5, 2020

12:00 PM
St. James Lutheran Church (Madrid, Iowa, Bettendorf, Madrid Home)

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