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Remembering Angie Hinker

Angie Hinker of Beulah, North Dakota, passed away May 7 peacefully at home. Angie was a valued member of the Fire and Aviation Information Management project management office. She was 47.

Angie was born in Casper, Wyoming, on Aug. 30, 1974, to Denny and Patricia Gering. After graduating high school, she attended South Dakota School of Minds and Technology for Paleontology and Geology, then started her career with South Dakota Wildland Fire. 

She and her family moved to Beulah in 2018, where she worked for the Forest Service as a project manager enhancing wildfire dispatch programs. Most recently, she supported Interagency Resource Ordering Capability, as well as the e-ISuite system for managing emergency fire incidents and planned events, and the WildCAD system—a critical tool for day-to-day operations in over 115 Tier 3 interagency dispatch centers.

One of Angie’s greatest joys was following her sons through their sporting careers. She also loved farm life. She had one flock of chickens and four cows and enjoyed spending her daily breaks going to the barn to brush and massage her cattle and do chicken chores. She also enjoyed having her brother, sister-in-law, nieces and great nephew visit her at her ranch. Angie was a bright and happy soul who always wore a huge smile and is greatly missed.
Angie is survived by her husband, Brandon Hinker, and two sons, Ethan Hinker and Clayton Hinker, as well as extended family.

A memorial service was held May 12, at Zion Lutheran in and a celebration of Life will be held June 3, at the Eagles Club in Rapid City, South Dakota, for friends and family who cannot make it to the service in North Dakota.

For those wishing to share condolences with Angie’s family, please send them to Brandon Hinker (Ethan and Clayton), 5801 County 20, Beulah, ND, 58523.