May 12, 1923 - September 21, 2017
Donald Richard Hintzman, age 94, of Menomonie died September 21, 2017 at the American Lutheran Nursing Home. Don was born on the family farm in the town of Menomonie on May 12, 1923 to Vida and Milton Hintzman. He graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture in 1941. He worked for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association of Dunn and Pierce Counties before joining the army in 1943. He was a member of the 788th Military Police Battalion, stationed in Iran until 1946. Don began a 36-year career of dedicated service to the United States Post Office in 1947 where he rose to the position of Assistant Postmaster and concluded his career with his “dream job” of rural postal carrier. Don married Hazel Gebert on August 15, 1947 at Peace Lutheran Church. They were confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in 1938 and have been members ever since. Last month they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together. Don played on two local baseball teams and later coached several Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams and the credit union girls’ softball team; and was a Brewer, Packer and Menomonie High School sports fan. Don and Hazel retired in 1983 and spent summers at the family farm gardening and enjoying friends and family: they spent 23 winters in Mesa, Arizona where Don volunteered at the Banner Baywood Hospital post office department and at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where they were associate members. He enjoyed going to spring training baseball games, golfing, sightseeing and being with family and friends. Don is survived by his wife Hazel and four children: Steven (Peggy) Hintzman, Middleton, WI; Susan (James) Adler, Mesa, AZ; Mary (John) D’Agostino, Menomonee Falls, WI; John (Carrie) Hintzman, Fort Collins, CO; Ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren: Amy (Roy Ahn) Hintzman (Charles, Margaret); Ann (Matthew Champa) Hintzman; Allison (Taylor) Penfield (Morgan, Laine); Patrick (Monica Burns) Adler (Alexander); Bryan (Jill) Adler (Ella, Jacob, Nathan); Matthew (Natalie) Fritz (Corinna); Mollie (William) Patton (Brandt, August); Chelsea (Chad) Sanzari; Christine Hintzman; Jacob Hintzman. also by his sister Joyce (James) Solie, Menomonie; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Vida and Milton Hintzman, a brother who died in infancy, as well as beloved aunts, uncles and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie officiated by Pastor Bob Friese. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. preceding the service. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.
Donald Richard Hintzman, age 94, of Menomonie died September 21, 2017 at the American Lutheran Nursing Home. Don was born on the family farm in the town of Menomonie on May 12, 1923 to Vida and Milton Hintzman. He graduated from the Dunn... View Obituary & Service Information
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