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In Memory of Les Hintz
Les Hintz
Born: June 8, 1938
Died: August 20, 2012
Age: 74
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Len Halvorson
Brandon Seyer
Gene Olson
Jason Oaks
Corey Miller
Mike Bates
Joe Vogt
Will begin at 6:00pm on Thursday with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Congregational Hymns
'Amazing Grace'
'On Eagle's Wings'
Organist: Anna Gibson
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 of Spencer at the graveside.
Les Hintz
June 8, 1938 - August 20, 2012
Leslie Boyd Hintz, the son of Manville and Nora (Larson) Hintz, was born June 8, 1938 in Kiester, MN. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he receive his education, graduating from Spencer High School. Les earned a football scholarship and attended Lancaster College in California for 1½ years. Les entered the U.S. Army in 1958 and served with the 529th Military Police Company as an Honor Guard and M.P. stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1962.

On April 19, 1965, Les married Mary Valdahl. To this union three children were born: Jim, Barb & Kim. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer for many years, where he worked at Sears and later owned the Trianon Skating Rink before moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1986. Mary passed away in 1990.

Les married Debra Goertz on November 28, 1992 in Creston, NE. Following their marriage, they continued to live in Creston, where he worked for Nebraska Appliance Center in Norfolk for 21 years. He was raised as a Lutheran and was a past member of a Lutheran church in Spencer.

He passed away at the VA Hospital in Omaha, NE following a long illness on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the age of 74. Les was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary on July 1, 1990; his brother, Roger; his sister, Annette; a granddaughter, Hope and a great grandson, Parker.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Deb of Creston, NE; one son, James (Kim) Hintz of Des Moines, IA; two daughters: Barb (Gene) Olson of Sioux Falls, SD and Kim Thompson and her fiancé, Jason of Humboldt, SD; two stepdaughters: Jessica Claypole & Amanda Palmer (Lonnie); his grandchildren: Lacey, Brandon, Alexandra, Samantha, Caitlyn, Christopher, September & James; his great grandchildren: Keigan, Addisyn and Ayden; other relatives and many friends.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I knew Les from my days in the roller rink. He was a good man. My thoughts are with you.
Ed Toebes
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Deb: We were really sorry to hear about Les. We can still see his excitement going to his military reunions.
Craig & Janet Breitkreutz
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Deb,Barb,Jim,Kim, and families. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's not any easy thing to go through. But you have wonderful memories of your Husband and Dad . Keep them close to your heart. The video tribute was awesome, it shows he had a full life and that he was loved. My prayers and thoughts are with you
Ginger Carman
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Jim, Barb, Kim and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. I cherish memories of your family, growing up in Spencer, like as kids going to Sears after school, visiting your dad and looking through the sears catalogue. Both your father and mother were very kind and generous people. God Bless
Scot Kirk and family
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sorry to hear of Les Illness and death. I will pray for you .A classmate
Shirley A. (Tielbur ) Hostetler
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Les and I graduated from Spencer High together. He was very much a joy to be around. One of his strengths was to respect most people around him. He was highly competitive in sports but yet very kind in person. He will most assuredly be remembered fondly.
Dick Brink
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Jim and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I remember your dad from when he owned the old skating rink where i spent most of my time. Always a smile on his face. may the Lord be with you at this very difficult time.
Fayette K. Butler
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Les, IE "Griz" as he was known at Spencer High was as tough as they came both on and off the football field yet he always impressed me as equally kind and gracious to "underclassmen" of the time, one of whom was me. The same held true anytime I had business dealings with him in the years that followed. He will be missed but fondly remembered.
Jim Delaney
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. So sorry about your loss. God blessed you for many years together.
Ellen & Mike Gipe
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family Jim, Barb, and Kim and spouses and your families. Les and Mary were our wonderful neighbors when we lived in Spencer during the 1970's. Les was a super great guy and he will be missed. May the Lord give you comfort and peace.
Ed and Elaine Feldhacker
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hintz Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers in this time of loss. I haven't seen your dad in many years, but I do remember the times I did spend with him. I know there is nothing I can write to ease your loss, but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
Jamie Slipke
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