David L. Hinz

David L. Hinz, 83, of Van Dyne, died Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at his residence. He was born April 1, 1941 at home, the son of Aldor and Ena (Henke) Hinz. On September 16, 1961 he married Marlene L. Schumacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado. David owned and operated the family dairy farm until 2017. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing sheepshead, and loved being with family especially the grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene; four children, Beth (Jeff) Waller, Julie (Barry) White, Jeff (Laura) Hinz, and Mark Hinz; grandchildren, Katie (Dustin) Holzhauer, Brittany (Matt) Zoch, Jacob Waller, Melissa (Dustin) Tilleman, Megan (Max) Dukelow, and Jamie (Joe) McCuen; great grandchildren, Louis and Brooks Holzhauer, Tessa, Finnegan, and Theo Zoch, Lily and Liam Tilleman, Dawson and Payton Dukelow, Aiden and Chase McCuen; sister, Bernice Clark; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ellner and Anita Hinz; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; great grandson, Nevins Zoch; three sisters; and three brothers.

The visitation will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Nekimi. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM at church on Saturday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family extends a thank you to the staff of SSM At Home Hospice, especially Sandy, Denise, Emily, and Melissa. Also a special thank you to Mike and Lisa Leichtfuss for all the continuous help and care given to David and other neighbors for their support.

A Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again”. Author Unknown