January 1, 1925 ~ April 13, 2016
Hans Meeme Hindreus passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13, 2016. He was born on Jan. 1, 1925 in Hiiumaa, Estonia to Egon and Anette Hindreus. In 1941 he left his homeland for freedom. Hans was a veteran of World War II fighting with the Finnish Navy. He arrived in the United States in 1949. Upon settling in California he met and married his late wife Donna Ruth Sparks. They were married for 63 years and were long time residents of Mission San Jose Hills in Fremont. They had three daughters, Susan and husband Mark, Kathy and her late husband Terry and Tiiu and husband Robert. Loving Grandpa to 8 grandchildren, Saul, Cole Hindreus, Aaron, Lil' Robert Hindreus, Katriina, Liisa, Summer and Katie. Loving Great Grandpa to 14 great grandchildren, Veronica, Olivia, Vanessa, Kariina, William, Noah, Walker Hans, Jane, Jada, Kayla, Kody, Jiiana, Carson Hindreus, Mathew and with 2 on the way. He is survived by his brother Vello Hindreus and family in Estonia and sister in law Betty Sparks. Hans worked at the Pacific States Steel Plant until its closing and also had a mink ranch for many years. He was an active member in the Pacific States Steel Retirees Union serving as President, also active member of the Estonian Seniors Group and long time Elks member. Hans was a 49er Faithful, Giants fan and loved to watch any sports programs. He enjoyed going trout fishing, camping and his warm beer. He resided the last 2 ½ years with his daughter Tiiu and family.
Celebration of life services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, April 22nd held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. Donations may be made in Hans's memory to the EANC Estonian American National Council website www.eafund.org for information.