Funeral services for Mr. Leslie Hintz, 74, of Creston, Neb., formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1.
Mr. Hintz passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Leslie Boyd Hintz, the son of Manville and Nora (Larson) Hintz, was born June 8, 1938, in Kiester, Minn. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School. Les earned a football scholarship and attended Lancaster College in California for one year. Les entered the U.S. Army in 1958 as a Military Police 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 and 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, S.D. in 1986. Mary passed away in 1990.
Les married Debra Goertz on Nov. 28, 1992, in Creston, Neb. 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 and an associate member of a Lutheran Church in Creston, Neb.
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, Neb.; one son, James (Kim) Hintz of Des Moines, Ia.; two daughters: Barb (Gene) Olson of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Kim Thompson and her fiancÚ, Jason of Humboldt, S.D.; two stepdaughters: Jessica and Amanda; his grandchildren: Lacey, Brandon, Alexandra, Samantha, Caitlyn, Christopher, September and James; his great grandchildren: Keigan, Addisyn and Ayden; other relatives and many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.