- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 19, 1938
- Place of birth:
Coleridge, Nebraska, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 20, 2012
- Place of passing:
Norfolk, Nebraska, United States
|Let the memory of LeRoy be with us forever. Sponsored by EBM Corporations, Inc.|
NORFOLK — Services for LeRoy D. Hintz, 74, of Norfolk will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace By Faith Lutheran Church here with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery and military rites by American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the U.S. Army Honors Guard. The Rev. Wyatt Rosebrock will officiate.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk.
He died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
He was born June 19, 1938, at Coleridge to Charles and Lois (Rose) Hintz and graduated from Belden High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from June 13, 1957, to March 12, 1959, and served in the Army Reserves until 1963.
He married Janice M. Weber Sept. 11, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Foster. He owned and operated LeRoy’s Sanitary Service.
LeRoy worked for Ceco Steel Structures and assisted in building the colleges at Ames, Iowa, and Wayne. He was employed by Simpson Structures and assisted in building of Norfolk High School. LeRoy coached basketball for St. Paul’s Lutheran School. He was a reserve policeman for Norfolk. He was was a salesman for Hamms Beer Distributors.
In 1974, along with his wife and children, they established LeRoy’s Sanitary Service. In 1999, the business was called Affiliated Waste Services and was sold. LeRoy did odd jobs until his health declined.
He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Pheasants Forever and the Turkey Federation, and member of the Norfolk Lions Club for many years. LeRoy enjoyed their teams of Welsh ponies, participating in parades and competition, and was a member of the Nebraskaland Spinning Spokes Club. He has been a resident of Norfolk Veterans Home since October of 2009.
Survivors are wife Janice M. Hintz of Norfolk; one son Steven and wife Kathy Hintz of Madison; one daughter Patti and husband Dana Podliska of Norfolk; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale and wife Jerri Hintz of Greeley, Colo., John Sr. and wife Rozanne Hintz of Dixon, Kenneth and wife Cheri Hintz of Belden; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles.
Organist will be Mrs. Jean Ellenberger and soloist Michaela Feldman with “On Eagles Wings.” Congregational hymns will be “Heaven Is My Home” and “Have Thy Own Way Lord.”
Casket bearers are Joe Hintz, Jake Klein for (John Hintz Jr.), Ryan Hintz, Ross Podliska, Zachary Podliska and Kevin Stone. Honorary casket bearers are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
"I wonder what birthdays are like in heaven? I imagine that you are celebrating with Grandma & Grandpa and Uncle Chuck. Happy Birthday in Heaven Uncle Leroy"
"Dad I think of you daily as I see the white chevy pickup heading south as I head to town to work. Just as I use to when you were here and well. I miss you. But I know your with out pain. You feel good and are safe and happy."
"You would be so proud of your kids, grand kids, and great-grandkids! I'm sure you smile often watching over them all!"
"well know he is in a better place but is missed. He pulled a lot of ears!! Had a joking way with him!!!He liked being the Ham's Bear and was in a lot of parade's in the early years."
"Happy Birthday PA! Love and Miss you!!!!"
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