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Robert Hinz

March 1, 1925 — November 2, 2013


Robert Leo Hinz, age 88, passed away November 2, 2013 at his home in Marysville, WA. He was born March 1, 1925, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to William and Mildred (Crabtree) Hinz.

Robert grew up in Central City, NE, attending school and later attended Nebraska Central College until his senior year when he was drafted into the US Army. Prior to his Army service, Robert was invited to play for the Green Bay Packers. After his discharge, he worked as a meat cutter for Safeway and later as a supervisor at the ordinance plant in Grand Island. There he met and married Dorothy Bowman Jones, on April 12, 1952, in Columbus, NE, and they resided in Grand Island, NE, until moving to North Bend, WA, in 1954. In 1955, they moved to Anacortes, WA, where Robert worked for Shell Oil residing there until 1977 when he was transferred to Baton Rouge, LA. On April 1, 1982, Robert retired and they moved to Sedro-Woolley, WA.

Robert enjoyed bike riding and collecting coins. He was a member of North Cascade Seventh-day Adventist Church in Burlington, WA.

He is survived by his children, Sandra Kay and her husband, Joe Pirak, of Tulalip, WA, Terry and his wife Jean Jones, of Brookfield, NH, Julia and her husband, Jerry Bushree, of Commerce City, CO, and Kristin and her husband, Tommy Sivula, of Long Beach, CA; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Hinz of Everett, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy in December, 2010; son, David Jones; brother, Jerry Hinz; granddaughter, Tammy and grandson, Eric.

A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 7, 2013, at North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church on Hwy 20 in Burlington, WA, with Pastor Ofa Langi officiating. A time of visitation will be available from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, and 9:00 to 5:00 Wednesday and Thursday at Lemley Chapel. The final resting place will be at Gothenburg Cemetery in Gothenburg, NE, under the direction of Blasé-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s honor to Loma Linda University Proton Research/Prostate Cancer, P.O. Box 2000, Loma Linda, CA 92354.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, NE; Monday, November 11, 2013 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Graveside services will be held at Gothenburg Cemetery, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 am with Pastor Luis Contreras officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, NE.

Memorials may be given to the Loma Linda University Proton Research/Prostate Cancer, P.O. Box 2000, Loma Linda, CA 92354.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.



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