MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A well-known Manhattan surgeon will be laid to rest this week after his sudden passing.
Riley County police officers responded to Dr. Daniel Hinkin’s house on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM for a welfare check after being notified by concerned staff members at his office that he was late for an appointment.
According to Officer Matt Droge, Riley County Police Department spokesman, officers found Hinkin’s body when they made entry into his residence in the northwest portion of Manhattan. Droge says there was nothing suspicious about Hinkin’s death during the initial investigation and an autopsy will not be performed. He declined to comment further.
Dr. Hinkin was on the staff of the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Manhattan, which specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.
He practiced orthopedic surgery for the United States Air Force and served as chief of sports medicine services at the USAF Academy prior to retirement in 1997. He then started working at the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center.
He also served in the physician pool for the US Ski Team and was a team physician for Kansas State University varsity sports.
"Dan was a dedicated parent to his children, loved his profession, was exacting about his surgery and care of his patients. He was devoted to the care of his student athletes both at K-State and many local high schools and loved to see his Wildcats victorious . He was also a Harley man, fisherman and patriot. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and every one he touched," said family members Doug and Maureen Hinkin.
Visitation for Dr. Hinkin will be Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 7-8 PM (Rosary with vigil at 6:30 PM) at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Kimball Avenue in Manhattan.
A funeral service is set for 10 AM Friday, August 9, 2013 at the church.
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Catholic Student Life Center Choir.