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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
  • Obituary: Betty L. Hinz

  • Elizabeth “Betty” Lorraine Hinz, 84, of Wood Lake, passed away on Thursday July 10, 2014 at the Granite Manor in Granite Falls. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday July, 17, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer...
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  •     Elizabeth “Betty” Lorraine Hinz, 84, of Wood Lake, passed away on Thursday July 10, 2014 at the Granite Manor in Granite Falls.                  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday July, 17, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at the Sunset Funeral Home in Echo and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery.  Online condolences may be placed at www.sunsetfuneralassociation.com.
        Betty was born August 1, 1929 to Frank and Henrietta (Knipp) Stoick in Bellingham.  After her father died when she was two years old, her mother and her two siblings moved to Appleton, where she attended Appleton public schools and graduated from Appleton High School in 1947.  She then attended St. Cloud Teachers College, after which she began her teaching career in Wood Lake in 1948.  She also taught school in Roseville, Hanley Falls, and Brooten, before teaching in Cottonwood for twenty- nine years, until her retirement in 1991.
        On December 23, 1949 Betty married Glen “Pete” Hinz and they made their home in Wood Lake. They moved to a farm outside of Wood Lake in 1960. Pete and Betty raised seven children and were married for forty- five years before Glen’s death in 1995.  She continued to live on the farm until 2011, when she moved into an apartment in Wood Lake.
        Betty lived life with grace and compassion and her family always came first.  She also loved being with her friends from the area having coffee, attending local events, and watching three generations of family sporting events.  She was an avid traveler, visiting over twenty countries, and was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake.  She was also an active member of the Wood Lake American Legion Auxiliary and was one of the founding members of the Wood Lake Sewing Club.
        In October of 2013 Betty became a resident of the Granite Falls Manor, where she died, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the age of 84.  Betty will forever be remembered as a kind and gracious person, as well as a most loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
        Betty is survived by her seven children:  three sons, Thomas (Pat) Hinz of Cottonwood, Timothy Hinz of Bloomington and Jack (Linda) Hinz of Richfield; four daughters, Teresa (Mike) Hoepner of Granite Falls, Trudy (Craig) Hartman of Carson City, NV, and twins Jill (Ron) Ginter of Lakeville and Jan (Dale) Mandelkow of Belview; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Grace Lutterman of Wood Lake, Ella Bundy of Richfield, and Ruth (Les) Just of Detroit Lakes; many nieces, nephews and friends.
    Page 2 of 2 -     Her parents, husband, Glen “Pete”, brother, Earl, sister, Rosanna, brothers-in-law, Harm Lutterman, Lee Bundy, Norman Hinz, and Charles Borgendale, sisters-in-law, Leona Stoick and Lillian Hinz, and nephew, Garland Lutterman preceded her in death.
        Online condolences may be placed at www.sunsetfuneralassociation.com.
        The Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association is caring for the family.

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