Rev. Nanette Laila Hagen Hinck, age 55 of St. Croix Falls, WI died on Friday October 19, 2012 after a prolonged hospitalization at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Virginia. She leaves to celebrate her memory: her husband of 28 years, Tom; son Ian; daughter Enya; sisters Tana (Dan), Kristina, Pamela (Curt), Lynn (Steve), Phyllis (Jim), and Joyce (Kurt); brother, Paul (Julie); and myriad nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Nanette survived Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1975, but ultimately died from complications of heart valve and lung disease brought on by radiation damage from treatment.
She was born in Crookston, MN and attended Crookston Central High. She received a BS in Medical Social Work in 1979 from Bemidji State University. She was ordained by the ELCA in 1987 after attaining a Master of Divinity from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary. For 25 years, she dedicated her ministry to intentional interim: using her talent for preaching, teaching, and hospitality to help parishes going through seen or unforeseen transitions.
In spite of her heart and lung problems, she remained a cheerful force of nature, brightening the world with her smile and sunny attitude. She stayed active: enjoying travelling, ballroom dancing and square dancing.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 A.M. at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria. The family will greet visitors on Friday, October 26, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 P.M. at Fristad Lutheran Church and again on Saturday for one hour prior to the service at the church.
To express condolences on line, please visit www.kolstadfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Kolsad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.