Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44

FORT WAYNE — Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44, a resident of Fort Wayne, died 12:42 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at St. Joe Hospital.He was born July 14, 1967 in Whitley County, to James and Pam (Wilson) Hinrichs.Surviving relatives include his mother; three children; two brothers, Kent A. and Matthew D. Hinrichs both of Huntington; a sister, Daylene Acthsion of Ossian; Several nieces and nephews and one grandchild.He was preceded in death by his father, James Hinrichs, April 4, 2006.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the mortuary.Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences can be made at