Wesley Hintz, 82, Alden

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Funeral services for Wesley R. Hintz, 82, of Alden, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. The Rev. Gregory Ofsdahl will officiate. Interment will be in the Alden Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Alden American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Wesley Hintz

Wesley Hintz

Wes died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

Wesley Raymond Hintz was born on Aug. 23, 1931, in Bricelyn, the son of Raymond O. and Adelaide (Johnson) Hintz. He grew up in Bricelyn and graduated from high school there in 1949. Following high school, Wes served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. After his discharge from the service Wes attended Mankato Teacher’s College. On June 24, 1956, he was married to Anna M. Fosness at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church. They lived in Brewster and Wes taught school there for a year before moving to Alden. Wes taught industrial arts and driver’s education at Alden High School for more than 30 years. He also coached basketball and football. He retired in 1991. Wes was a member of the Alden American Legion, the Alden Lions Club and Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and watching all Minnesota sports teams. Blessed be his memory.

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Survivors include his children Bill (Carrie) Hintz and Amy (Wayne) Simoni; grandchildren Sam (Michelle) Hintz, Tyler (Gretchen) Hintz and Matthew Simoni; great-grandchildren Parker, Ryan and Emily Hintz; brother, Mark (Sue) Hintz; brother-in-law, Larry (Corky) Fosness; and several nieces and nephews.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law; and his wife, Ann.