Michael John Hinsberger

Longtime Kasilof resident, Mr. Michael John Hinsberger, 57, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Heritage Place in Soldotna due to injury complications from an accident nine years ago.  

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. A celebration of his life will follow the graveside service at 3 p.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, Mile 1 on the Kalifornsky Beach Road. Pallbearers will include Keith Morris, Levi Morris, Scott Hinsberger, Cameron Perry, Lowell Perry and Noah Perry. 

Michael was born Aug. 21, 1957, in Englewood, Calif. He graduated from Casa Robles High School in Orangedale, Calif. Michael moved in 1980 from California to Alaska where he lived in Homer, Anchor Point, Minto, where he rebuilt log houses for the village on a mission trip, and Anchorage before making Kasilof his final home. 

In 2004, he and the family moved to Lynchburg, Va., for two years. Mike had been a welder since 1975, he worked as an EMT in Anchor Point from 1980 to 1982 and did construction off and on from 1977 to 2006. He was a member of the Kalifornsky Christian Center, Anchor Point Chapel, and The Kachemak Bay Christian Center.

Mike loved to work on other people’s cars and help with house construction at no charge. He loved shooting, preserving food and mechanical work. He was an Eagle Scout, started his welding career in high school, loved the Alaska outdoors, trapping, fishing, hunting, mining, and was a man of Christian faith and integrity. 

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Lenore Hinsberger of Kasilof; step-daughters,  Lana Beth Perry of Kasilof and Leah Rebecca Simpson of Homer; step-sons, Cameron Adair Perry of Wasilla, Lowell Middleton Perry of Wasilla, and Noah Gabriel Perry of Kasilof; step-grandsons, Titus, Ezekiel, Isaac, Solomon and Benjamin Perry all of Wasilla; mother, Susan Esther Williams of Anchor Point; father, John Francis Hinsberger and his wife, Carmen of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Debbie Lynn Spence and husband Clinton of Pollock Pines, Calif.; brothers, William Scott Hinsberger and his wife Dawn of Wasilla and Keith Donald Morris and his wife Jenny of Kasilof. 

Memorial donations and condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 440, Kasilof, Alaska 99610 c/o Rebecca Hinsberger

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. lease sign or share a short story or memory about Mike at AlaskanFuneral.com