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Arden Hinners

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Arden Hinners, 86, of Carroll and formerly of Halbur, died, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Halbur. The celebrant will be Father Kevin Richter. Con-celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Julie Sibbel. Lector will be Tom Espenhover. Casket bearers will be Jared Hoffman, Matthew Rupiper, Matthew Tiojanco, Clayton Hinners, Jacob Fay and Bradley Carlson. Burial will be at the parish cemetery with military honors conducted by the Arcadia American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Additional visitation without greeting the family will be from 9:30 until 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Those in attendance at the gatherings are required to wear a face covering and abide by current social-distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for St. Anthony Hospice or St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the Hinners family at

Born on a farm near Westside, Iowa, on July 9, 1934, Arden was a son of Art and Loretta (Trecker) Hinners. Spc. 4 Arden Hinners entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 1955. He received his basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Arden was assigned to Battery A, 6th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. After his training he became a supply clerk. Arden also spent time at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, where he was a supply sergeant until his honorable discharge on Feb. 1, 1957.

On April 4, 1959, he married Judy Espenhover. Together they raised eight children and shared almost 62 years of marriage.

Arden was engaged in livestock and grain farming his entire life. He thoroughly loved being in the combine and had a passion for agriculture. He and Judy spent many winters in Arizona, and he loved spending time with his family and supporting his grandchildren’s activities. Arden also liked to golf and socialize, and loved a good card game, especially with his Saturday night card club. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.

Throughout his life, Arden served his community and church in many capacities. He served on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors 17 years, was a Manning Trust and Savings Bank director and officer of the Holy Name Society of St. Augustine, Halbur, and was a supporter of Grace for Haiti Orphanage. Arden was a member of Carroll County Beef Producers and Carroll Knights of Columbus, an Arcadia American Legion past commander, and a lifelong member of St. Augustine Church in Halbur.

Arden is survived by his wife: Judy Hinners, of Carroll; his children: Rhonda Hoffman of Carroll, Roxane (Keith) Rupiper of Roselle, Cheryl (Ken) Tiojanco of Omaha, Nebraska, Steven Hinners of Halbur, Randy (Laura) Hinners of Oregon, Brenda Fay and significant other Shane McCann of Des Moines, Susan (Brian) Carlson of Elk Mound, Wisconsin, and Chris (Tristan) Hinners of Halbur; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; his brothers: Larry (Della) Hinners of Manning and Jack (Lois) Hinners of Halbur: his sisters-in-law: Lois Hinners of Carroll, Margaret Hinners of Manning and Helen Hinners of Halbur; Judy’s siblings and their spouses; as well as other extended relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Art and Loretta Hinners; his brothers: Don, Vernon and Richard Hinners; his sisters: Jeanette Eischeid, Dolores Darveaux and Margie Hacker; and son-in-law Michael Hoffman.

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