Bessie Marie Herinckx died Feb. 1. She was 94.
Mrs. Herinckx was born March 4, 1919, on a farm south of Hillsboro to William Herman and Bertha Frances (Grabel) Wienecke. She attended Grabel School and grew up in North Plains. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1938. She married Peter (Pete) Herinckx in 1940. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her husband in 1999; two brothers, Wilson and Jack Wienecke; son, George; and one grandson. She is survived by seven children and their spouses: Joan and Monte Vandehey, Salem; Tom and Patty Herinckx, Oxnard, Calif., Anita and Allen Maller, McMinnville; Fred and Janet Herinckx, Myrtle Creek; Linda and Steve Dum, Aloha; Tracy and Mary Herinckx, Vernonia; Sara and Pat Batalgia, Banks; 21 grandchildren; 21-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the rosary and funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Roy.