Alumni

Jonathan Hinck Tributes

Jon, I still have all your funny quips running through my brain. Your presence is still felt around here. Rest peacefully. 

Liz Ehr
Colleague


I will miss your warm smile and your kind and humble ways. You were always appreciative for any type of archives handed to you and you were always willing to help when you could. The north end of the library will not be the same. Rest in Peace. 

Kathy Duerwachter
Colleague


I will miss talking with Jon and his sense of humor. It won't be the same with him gone. Goodbye, Jon.

Jason Skoog
Student/Former Student
Colleague


Viterbo has indeed lost a very good person, in my opinion. I did not work with John in any way. Over the years, I simply ran into him quite often as we walked to/from our cars to Murphy Center. I have little to say about him personally, as I did not know him well. So maybe my observations are superficial. In any event...John was always kind and friendly. He had a gentle, congenial air about him that made me feel welcome. He always had a friendly word or comment. If I weren't hurrying in to work, I expect we could talk with an ease and comfort for a good spell. Isn't that kind of the definition of a friend? I sure wish I knew him better, and I am so surprised to hear of his passing. I had no idea such a struggle had come to him. I am sure he was special to a number of people, and to you, I will pray for you to find peace. Rest in peace, John.

Andy Moore
Colleague


Jonathan, you will be greatly missed! I enjoyed working with you to ensure that all committee minutes were archived. My sentiments and condolences for the family.

Penny
Colleague


Working together Jonathan Hinck and Sr. Frances Claire Mezera left a lasting legacy to the Viterbo community. Under Jon's very able direction they organized and digitized the archives. After retiring I would go to Jon to find out what had happened since my last visit. He would tell me in nice detail that I may not receive as easily now that he won't be my resource. The last time I visited Jon, he thought a former library director should be involved in identifying the photos that are being digitized for the history collection. Jon's tip led me to contact some of the FSPAs who are now identifying the people in the photos from years ago. So Jon's work has a long reach and will continue long after we no longer enjoy his presence. Thank you, Jon, for the privilege of working with you and for your many contributions to Viterbo, which continue in your absence.

John Hempstead
Colleague


Rest in Peace.

Zhongming Liu
Student/Former Student


Jonathan was a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of Catholic Library Association for almost twenty years. He managed our website and designed and published our award-winning newsletter. Jonathan was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. His passing came as a very sad shock. 

Jean Elvekrog
Colleague


It is hard to believe you aren't here anymore. Your life was too short. I am relieved to know you are no longer in pain. Thank you for your contributions to Viterbo. You will be missed by many. 

Sara Halberg
Colleague


I will miss Jonathan's steady daily routine that you could set your watch by. I admired his enthusiasm for the archives, his dedication to the library, and his love of Viterbo. He was a wonderful person to work with and this place is not the same without him. Rest in peace.

Liz Bass
Colleague


Jon, whenever I needed to know any history of the library, I knew I could count on you to tell me exactly what happened. You always amazed me with your ability to recall so many details. Your steady presence will be missed in the library. Rest in Peace.

Gretel Stock-Kupperman
Colleague


We will miss seeing you every Friday faithfully participating in Jeans Day....and strolling on the Viterbo campus. Rest in peace Jonathan - we will miss you.

Chris Sanger
Colleague


John always had a smile for everyone! Rest in peace.

Mark Fugina
Colleague


I only had a few brief interactions with Jonathan. He was always appreciative of assistance, helpful with answering questions, generous with his time. I will miss having him as a colleague.

Sarah
Colleague


Viterbo has lost a very good person. I had many occasions to use the archives for my work in communications and marketing. I always found Jonathan to be very helpful and professional. He took his work seriously and was thorough and in my interactions with with him, I enjoyed being able to get a laugh out of him. Life is too short and you are gone too soon Jonathan. God be with you in your new home.

Pat Kerrigan '05
Colleague


Jonathan always greeted everyone with a smile, whether walking across campus or in the library. He had a quiet presence and always very approachable and friendly. His smile and warm greetings will be greatly missed.

Brandy Cleveland '09, '13
Former student
Colleague


I will miss Jonathan's calmness and carefulness re: our common ministry as Archivists. His time with us was too short. May he rest in peace.

Mary Ann Gschwind
FSPA
Colleague


I always remember Jon coming in every day, picking up his mail and heading down to his office. He was always very calm and got back to me right away with questions I had. I will miss him.

Mark Hamilton
Colleague


Jonathan, The archives feels very empty without you. I appreciate how much history you brought to the library and to Viterbo. Your dry sense of humor and wry observations will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Polly Scott
Colleague