Montour-Hinman-Wagner-Thornton Famillies



Roy Sires, 97, of Waukon, Iowa, died October 18, 1985, at the Good Samaritan Center.

He was born near Dorchester, Iowa, March 10, 1888, the son of John and Catherine (Burroughs) Sires. He was a farmer and a mason. He was a lay minister in the Dorchester Methodist church and he was also an elder at the Seventh-Day Adventist churches in Hawkeye, Iowa, and in Waukon.

He married Lena Hahn in Waukon on September 25, 1906. She preceded him in death in August of 1971.

He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Sylvia) May of Clayton, Iowa; Goldie Rocksvold of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; James of Marshalltown, Iowa; Mrs. Lowell (Opal) Britain of Lincoln, Nebraska; Pearl Ehde and Emerald Grahlman of Waukon; Sardius Sires of Gleneden Beach, Oregon; Mrs. Albert (Beryl) Pokorny of Havana, Illinois; and Roy T. Sires of Waterloo, Iowa. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers John, Joseph, William, Frank, Levi, James and Daniel; and by a sister, Minnie.

Services were held Sunday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers were John May, Thomas Rocksvold, James Grahlman, Joseph Pokorny, Daniel Pokorny and Stanley Herman. Rev. Gary Parker officiated and burial was in the English Bench cemetery.

Source: Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Iowa; 23 October 1985


Lena Hahn was born Sept. 30, 1887 at Brookings, S. Dak. She was the daughter of John and Margaret (Schaffer) Hahn. As a young child, she came to Iowa with her parents where she attended school and grew to womanhood.

On Sept. 25, 1905, she was united to Roy Sires at Waukon, Iowa. To this union, six daughters and three sons were born.

Mrs. Sires was united and baptized into the Seventh Day Adventist church in 1933 at Village Creek near Lansing, Iowa, of which she has been a faithful member ever since.

Mrs. Sires had been in failing health the past few years and had been hospitalized at various times. Her death came Saturday afternoon at the Palmer Memorial Hospital at West Union, at 2:00 p.m., on Aug. 28, 1971, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and three days.

She is preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Roy and nine children; Mrs Ronald (Sylvia) May, Mrs. Dervin (Goldie) Rocksvold, Mrs. Clayton (Emerald) Grahlman and Sardius of Clayton, Ia., James of Marshalltown, Ia., Mrs. Lowell (Opal) Britain of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Leo (Pearl) Ehde of Frankville, Ia., Mrs. Bert (Beryl) Pokorny of Havana, Ill. and Roy of Waterloo, Ia; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends and relatives.

She now rests in peace until Jesus comes in the clouds of Heaven to awaken all who sleep in Jesus of all ages to receive their everlasting reward, eternal life, how wonderful. Thanks to the Heavenly Father in Jesus name.

Visitation was held at the Emerson-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye Monday evening and Tuesday when the remains were taken to the Martin Funeral Home in Waukon Wednesday morning.

Services were held at the Martin Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, with Rev. Terry Royer of La Crosse, Wis. officiating. Organist was Mrs. Charles McLeish and soloist was Mrs. Harriet McComber, who sang, "Asleep in Jesus" and "My Savior First Of All".

Pallbearers were her grandchildren, John T. May, Thomas Rocksvold, James Grahlman, Mervin Sires, Michael Sires and Reginald Pokorny.

Burial was in the English Bench cemetery north of New Albin, Ia.

Delores MILLER

Mrs. Edward Montour, 54, of 2006 17th St., Rock Island, IL, died March 15 at Moline Lutheran Hospital.

The body has been donated to science for scientific study.  Memorial service was held at the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island.  7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, with Major Arnold Miller, of the Salvation Army, Wichita Kan., officating.

The former Dolores Miller was born Nov. 21, 1925 in Burlington,IA, the daughter of Ross W. and Juanita D. Fulmer Miller.  She had attended BBurlington and Davenport schools.  She had a resident of the Quad-Cities area the past 40 years, the last 22 in Rock Island.

She was married to Edward R. Montour, Feb 22, 1958 in Davenport.

Survivors include her husband, a duather, Mrs. Patricia A., her mother, Mrs. Juanita Miller of Davenport and two sisters, Mrs. William Schroeder, Bettendorf, and Mrs. Rex Abel, Davenport.

She was precededin death by her father.

Marriage Notes for Dennis Holmberg and Patricia Ann MURPHY-29

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Charles Albert HINMAN

Charles was a kind and loving husband and father.

Obituary Charles Albert Hinman
Was born in Clayton county, Iowa, May 5, 1857, and died at his home in Hardin, Iowa.  Tuesday, May 9, 1916, aged fifty-nine years and four days, his death following a four weeks illness from pleuro-pneumonia.

Nov. 18, 1882, he was married to Lillie Ridenour, also of Clayton county, and to this union six children were born — Clifford E of New London, Wis; Mrs. Charles E. Smith of Villard, Minnesota; Clyde W. of Luana; Freddie L. who died in infancy; Mrs. Lloyd R. Pearson and Harry of Hardin.

To have been a continuous resident of this county of his birth during all of his 59 years is an unusual circumstance, and the fact that during all that time he has held the confidence and esteem of his neighbors’ and friends speaks more for the high character of the deceased than any tribute feeble words could express.  He was honorable and upright in all his dealings, a good citizen, neighbor and friend, a devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father, and few men there are who had greater love for home, which was the one place he could always be found when his day’s work was done unless his labors called him for a time too far away.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters, his venerable parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Hinman, three brothers and three sisters.  His death marks the first break in the family circle of the Hinman family and is a record of longevity worthy of note.

The funeral was held from the Hardin M. E. church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. P.M. Phillips of Postville, and was largely attended.  Interment was made in the Hardin cemetery.


Lillie was born to an unwed mother.  She called herself a "child of sin."  When she died, she had a brother, Walter Morse.  There was an Anna Ridenour (grandmother) and Elvira Morse (mother) living Hardin in 1885.  

Lille was stern, cold and very religious.  And she loved Charles very much.

Lillie Hinman’s Obituary:

Mrs. Charles A. Hinman
Was a person who was well spoken of by all who knew her.  She was born May 28, 1858, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eda Smith, at Forest Lake, Minn., May 7, 1923, lacking but three weeks of having reached the sixty-fifth milestone of her life’s pilgrimage.

The funeral services of Mrs. Hinman were held at the Methodist church, Luana, on the forenoon of May 10th.  Her body was shipped to Luana from Forest Lake, Minn., last Wednesday.  At the funeral Rev. J. B. Ackman, who conducted the services, read the following memoir:

It is a strange truth of life that unknowingly we are continually hovering close to our destiny.  We spend our lives in keeping our appointments.  We move through life in a way that we cannot explain.  And sooner or later our day of moving out is at hand.  And blessed be the person who has run the race of life well and reached the goal of our ideal.  For such a soul death is not a tragedy but a triumph, to the true believer.

On November 18, 1882, she was married to Charles A. Hinman.  They started housekeeping near Hardin, Iowa, now belonging to the Luana vicinity.  To this union were born six children, of which one child died in infancy.  About seven years ago her husband died, since which time she has made her home with her children.

When she reached the age of understanding she followed the impulse of her better judgment and united with the fellowship of the church, the Methodist Episcopal church being her choice, of which she was a faithful member until death.  And the fellowship of her life in all that is good and true shall remain as an abiding incentive and a inspiration to all with whom she was associated.  She was industrious and pre-eminently a home lover and home builder.  In her community she was held in high esteem because her friends and neighbors knew that she was true to the virtues of life.  She cultivated a cheerful disposition and a winning personality.

True mother love, there is none so pure,
So constant, and so kind
No human passion doth endure
Like this within the mind

Monona (Iowa) Leader, Luana Locals, May 15, 1923

Cliff Hinman returned to his home at Modovi, Wis., Thursday, being here at the a funeral of his mother, Mrs. Lily Hinman

The remains of Mrs. Lily Hinman were brought here from Hugo, Minn. , Wednesday evening, funeral occurring at 10 o’clock Thursday from the Methodist Church.  Burial in Hardin cemetery beside her husband Chas. Hinman.  The five children Cliff of Mondovi, Wis., Mrs. Chas. Smith of Hugo, Minn., Mrs. Lloyd Pearson of R.R. 2 Postville., Clyde and Harry with their families are left to mourn.  Also a brother Walter Morse of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and numerous other relatives.

Clarence Royal THORNTON

Clarence R. Thornton

Services were held Monday, December 27, 1971 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran church for Clarence R. Thornton who died December 24 at the Good Samaritan Center, Waukon. The Rev. Norman Ullestad officiated. Grandsons served as casket bearers.

Clarence R. Thornton, son of Alonzo Thornton and Eliza Minnick was born in Allamakee County, June 5, 1875.

On December 27, 1893 he was united in marriage to Martha Entwisle and to this union were born six sons and four daughters. He farmed during his lifetime in Allamakee County.

Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons, William and George, and a daughter Margaret.

He is survived by four sons, Ross and Vern, Postville; Henry, Waukon; Lloyd, Hawkeye; three daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Harry Hinman), Cedar Rapids; Daisy (Mrs. Lynn Livingood), Waukon; Frances, (Mrs. Harlan Harnack), Castalia; together with 35 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren.

Burial was in Smithfield Cemetery, Monona.

Clarence R. Thornton, the owner of an excellent farm of two hundred and thirty-seven acres on section 10, Franklin township, enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the progressive and substantial agriculturists of the community. His birth occurred in Post township, Allamakee county, on the 5th of June, 1875, his parents being Alonzo and Eliza (Minnick) Thornton, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. The former was born on the 23d of March, 1834, while the latter’s natal day was December 3, 1835.

Alonzo Thornton was married in Ohio and in 1861 came to Iowa, settling near Hardin and securing employment as a farm hand. In 1862 he enlisted for service in the Civil was as a member of Company A, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, remaining with that command as a private for three years. He was wounded in battle in Louisiana, being shot through the jaw and neck, and was confined in a hospital. After being honorably discharged from the army he returned to Hardin and resumed his labors as a farm hand, working for others during the remainder of his life. His demise occurred in June, 1904. His widow, who makes her home with her children, is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community in which she has now resided for more that half a century.

Clarence R. Thorton, the youngest in a family of eight children, attended the district schools of Post township and also pursued a course of study at Postville. When a youth of thirteen he began working as a farm hand and at the age of eighteen was married and established a home of his own. He continued working for others until 1907 and then rented a tract of land, being actively engaged in its cultivation until 1912. In that year he purchased the farm of two hundred and thirty-seven acres on section 10, Franklin township, this county, on the 7th of June, 1875, her parents being William and Martha (Hancock) Ertwisle.

The father's birth occurred in England on the 18th of August, 1826, while the mother was born in Indiana on the 15th of September, 1831. When a youth of twelve years William Entwisle accompanied his parents on their emigration to the United States, the family home became established in Iowa. He grew to manhood in Allamakee county and became a landowner of Franklin township, maintaining his residence there until called to his final rest in 1892. His wife passed away in March 1905. In their family were twelve children. Mrs. Thornton being the tenth in order of birth.

By her marriage she has become the mother of eight children, as follows: Moss, whose birth occurred on the 28th of December, 1894; William, who was born October 6, 1896, and passed away July 22, 1903; George whose natal day was October 25, 1898; Henry, whose birth occurred on the 22d of July, 1901; one who was born on the 6th of September, 1903; and died in infancy; Ruth Alice, born July 10, 1905; Vernie, whose natal day was October 9, 1908; and Daisy, born July 6, 1911. In his political views Mr. Thornton is a stanch republican. With them perseverance, diligence and integrity have constituted the guiding posts of his life, bringing him to the honorable position which he now occupies in the option of his fellowmen in the county, among who he has spent his entire life.

Martha Alice ENTWISLE

Mrs. Thornton Is Interred Friday

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran church for Mrs. Martha Thornton, 74, who passed away October 4 at her home. The services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the Schutte Funeral Home and at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. A. O. Nessit conducting the rites. Burial was in Smithfield cemetery.

Martha Alice Entwisle Thornton, daughter of William Entwisle and Martha Hancock Entwisle was born June 7, 1875 in Franklin township, Allamakee county and departed this life in Postville on October 4, 1949 after a lingering illness at the age of 74 years.

Mrs. Thornton was baptized at the Baptist Church at Rossville.

Mrs. Thornton was united in marriage with Clarence Thornton on December 27, 1803. To this union ten children were born, seven of whom survive the passing of their mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Thornton have been farming until about five years ago. They have spent their entire lifetime in the Postville community.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband; three daughters: Ruth, Mrs. Harry Hinman of Monona; Daisy, Mrs. Lynn Livingood of Luana; Francis, Mrs. Harlan Harnack of Castalia; four sons: Ross and Lloyd of Postville, Henry of Luana, Vern of Postville; four sisters: Mrs. Mary Stafford of California, Mrs. Sara Mason of Waukon, Mrs. Lydia Ridgeway of Fredericksburg, Mrs. Inez Pierce of Alphia; 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Thornton was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; two sisters and three of her children, George, William and Margaret.


Willie had diphtheria.  When Willie died, his body was removed through an upstairs window so the rest of the family would not be exposed to the disease.  The list for the Smithfield cemetery does not include William or Margaret (according to the list I have).

George Dewey THORNTON

George was sent on a train to Dubuque for surgery.  During his stay at the hospital, he stated he wanted to turn Catholic when he grew up because he so admired the nuns at the hospital.

Alois Joseph SWENSON

1  _MILT
2  PLAC Air Force, flight engineer; World War II and Vietnam

Alois Joseph Swenson, born June 13, 1917, died January 5, 2002.  He was born in Postville, Iowa.  He is survived by his wife Doris (Hinman) Swenson; children, Richard (Sharon) Swenson,, Atlanta, GA; Susan (Bill) Mallett, Ft. Myers, GA; Edward (Marilyn) Swenson, Birmingham, AL; sister, Ann Hamilton, Mesa, AZ.  Grandchildren, Chad Swenson, Andrea Maxon, Bill Mallett, Dee Lake, Leah Jalving and Kellie Swenson; 10 great grandchildren.

Alois was a retired US Air Force Veteran of WWII and Vietnam.  He flew many world missions on C-124 and 141as a flight engineer.  He was a member of American Legion.

Alois was a devoted husband and father who was strong in character and principal.  He loved being with his family.  He was a avid photographer, world traveler, wood craftsman and a reader of history.  He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for 24 years.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

A memorial service was held January 10, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ft. Myers.  Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Warren Eugene HINMAN

Warren and Donnie co-founded the Des Moines Chapter of Compassionate Friends, after the death of their second son, Clark.

Services for Warren Hinman
Services for Warren Hinman were held Monday, February 12, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, with Reverend Robert Cook officiating .  Burial was in the East Side City Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.
A memorial service was held Saturday, February 17, 1996 at the Garden City United Methodist Church in Monona.
Warren E. Hinman was born on March 5, 1924 in Clayton County, Iowa to Harry Hinman and Ruth Thornton Hinman.
In 1942, he graduated from high school in Luana, Iowa.  On September 10, 1949 he was united in marriage to Donnafred Wagner.  Their union was blessed with 4 children.
Warren worked as a salesman for Younkers Store of Homes until his retirement in 1982.  He was active in the New Hope United Methodist Church, The Stroke Club and The Compassionate Friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donnafred; two daughters Carla Miles and Carey Hinman of West Des Moines; his sisters, Doris Swenson of Ft. Myers, Florida, Joyce Montour of McGregor, Iowa, Jennifer LeClere of Norwood, Minnesota; his brother, James Hinman of Monona, Iowa; and his grandson Steven Miles of West Des Moines, Iowa.
He died of complications from a stroke at Mercy Hospital Medical Center, in Des Moines, Iowa on February 9, 1996.
Two sons, Bradley and Clark Hinman, preceded him in death.

Donnafred Evelyn WAGNER

Donnafred is a 1st cousin of Donald Montour, Warren's sister, Joyce's husband.

Donnafred Hinman Obituary

Donnafred Hinman, 83, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Donnafred was born April 3, 1930, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to Louis and Winnifred Wagner. In 1978, along with her husband Warren, she founded the Central Iowa Chapter of Compassionate Friends. Donnafred was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church and had served on several committees over the years.

Donnafred is survived by her daughters, Carey Hinman and Carla Miles; grandson, Steven Miles; and her sister, Dorothy Heins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren; sons, Bradley and Clark; and her sisters, Doris and Darlene.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2013, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Avenue. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center at the church.

Bradley James HINMAN

Hold Funeral Rites For Bradley Hinman

Funeral services for Bradley James Hinman, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hinman, were held Sunday afternoon, April 6, at 2 o�clock at the Methodist church with Rev. Donald R. Corrick officiating.

Burial was in the City cemetery.

Bradley was born May 27, 1951.  He died of a liver infection, Thursday April 3, at his home.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wagner of Luana, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hinman of Monona.

Clark Warren HINMAN

1  _MILT
2  PLAC Navy

Des Moines man dies at naval base; hit by truck

A Des Moines man stationed at a naval air base in California was killed last Friday when he fell from a truck in which he was riding and was run over by the truck’s rear tires, authorities said.

He was Clark W. Hinman, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Hinman of 4106 Rose Hedge Drive.

Authorities said he and some other men stationed at the Lemoore Naval Air Station in Lemoore, Calif., were spraying water on a dirt motorcycle track to keep down the dust when the accident occurred.

Hinman fell from the water truck and died of massive head injuries, authorities said.

Services for Hinman were held Tuesday at the New Hope United Methodist Church of Des Moines.

Clark Warren Hinman Obituary:

Services for Clark Warren Hinman, 21, of 4106 Rose Hedge Drive will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope United Methodist Church here with burial in East Side Cemetery in Monona.

Mr. Hinman died Friday at Lemoore naval Air Station in Lemoore, Calif., where he was stationed, after he was apparently run over by a truck.  The accident is under investigation by authorities.

Mr. Hinman was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and lived in Cedar Rapids before moving to Des Moines seven years ago.  A graduate of Hoover High School, he had been stationed in Lemoore about two years.  He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Hinman of Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Carla Turndahl and Carey Hinman, both of Des Moines, and his grandparents, Mrs. Ruth Hinman of Monona and Louis Wagner of Luana.

Westover Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

James Clifford HINMAN

1  _MILT
2  PLAC army; Vietnam - two tours

James Hinman, died September 12, 2007. I will greatly miss him. He was the historian for the Hinman Family for at least 15 years. Every once in a while he would call me and ask about something in the family line, which would send me off with researching.  I will miss him greatly.   James never met a car he couldn’t get running.  He would give the shirt off his back to any one needing it.   My mom remembers all the fun they had growing up.  When he lived close to his mom, he visited her everyday and helped her a great deal.  Phyllis Montour

JAMES CLIFFORD HINMAN OBITUARY 10/12/1930 - 09/12/2007:

James was born on October 12,1930 in Postville, IA, the son of Harry and Ruth (Thornton) Hinman.  He spent his youth as a caddie on the nearby golf course.  He grew up in Hardin, IA playing with his special truck.  James was the first of the kids to have a bicycle and also enjoyed sleigh riding, playing outside and with his wagon.  He served in the Army for 22 ½ years and enjoyed fishing and hunting throughout his life.

James is survived by his faithful wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Kathy (Hinman) and Ricke Starkey, Crystal (Hinman) and Dale Sweet, and Kimberly (Hinman) and Scott Ellis; sisters Doris (Hinman) Swenson, Joyce (Hinman) Montour, and Jennifer (Hinman) and Bruce LeClere, and sister-in-law, Donnafred Hinman; grandchildren Brian and Jenni Hinman, Kellie Baily, Lynnette Starkey, Kala (Hinman) and Roberto Terrones, Mickie Ellis, and Timothy Ellis; two step-daughters, Vicky and Steve Colich and Ana and Fred Sperry; and fourteen very loved great-grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by sons, Dennis and Clifford; parents Harry and Ruth Hinman; brother Warren, brother-in-lay Alois Swenson and his beloved dog, Wally.

The Memorial Services were held Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the Garden Methodist Church, Monona, Iowa.  Interment was in the Monona City Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.  Military Rites by Clayton County AM-Vets Post 27.

James served two tours in Vietnam.

James Clifford Hinman

By his Granddaughter, Kala Torrenes (Read at James' funeral)

James Clifford Hinman was a strong man.  He was a caring man.  There is never enough words to describe him.  To those who knew him closely, he was Grandpa or Bumpa.  A very loving man who always showed you love in hugs, smiles, kisses and with words.

To those who befriended him, he was Jim, the wise business man, who could get you a good deal on anything, especially cars.  And if the dealer wouldn't negotiate, he said they're crazy or full of it.

Sometimes I wish I knew him better, grew up  with him, lived with him when he was young, or got to hear of his stories.  He knew so much it wasn't hard for him to pass off as the smartest man in the world.  Yes, Jim had many sides.  But when you made him mad, you really knew it!  Who knew if he really got over it or let it go.

Now, some people say he lived a long and full life, but that may not be for everyone.  For example, that's 76 years for his older sisters; 61 for his youngest sister; 42 for his daughters; 23 for me and even less, 6 years for his great-grandchild.

And those little years that I have just aren't enough.  As much as people say, "A long life," it feels short to me.  Passing on his memories maybe easy for us to do, but maybe not so easy for our little ones to listen to, time and time again.

Fishing, hunting and doing favors are just not enough to say.  People need to know his smile.  And when he laughed, there was a sound in his voice that I just can't really describe right now.

People need to know that this is NOT the end but the beginning of a new life for him.  New pleasures, new joys and new plans.  At least we know he's with the one's he lost, at least he's not alone.  That brings me comfort.

The day I lost him, I was so shocked and confused and somewhat in denial.  I have never been in so much pain as I was that morning.  But people keep reminding me, that he wouldn't want that.  So I pass that on to you.

He was ready to go.  And WE were NOT ready for him to go.

As much as he used to deny that people cared for him, he can see how much we care about him now.

So he leaves us KNOWING that we have seen him last as the great man he is.  A great son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and person.

HIs parents would be proud.

Dorothy GRAF

Dorothy's Obituary:

Dorothy was born on November 4, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Lewis and Gertrude Graf.  She loved to fish and crochet in her spare time.  She lived in Monona for 30 years with her husband, James Hinman.  She also loved to have her flowers.  She married James C. Hinman on November 7, 1951 in union of marriage.

They had 5 children.  Dorothy is survived by 3 daughters:  Kathleen (Hinman) and Ricke Starkey, Crystal (Hinman) and Dale Sweet, Kimberly Hinman;  one brother, Fred (Barbara) Graf; 6 grandchildren Brian and Jenni Hinman, Kellie (Gustavo) Hernandez, Lynnette Starkey, Kayla (Hinman) and Juan Pagaza, Mickie Ellis, Timothy Ellis; 2 step-granddaughters Vicky (Sweet) and Steve Colich, Anna (Sweet) and Fred Sperry and 18 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was poroceeded in death by her beloved husband, James C. Hinman, 2 sons: Dennis and Clifford Hinman; her parents Lewis and Gertrude Graf, 4 sisters, 1 brother and their beloved dog, Walley.

("Additional note:  James and Dorothy were both cremeted.  James' ashes were never buried.  So the family combined their ashes in a tackle box and buried it.  They both loved to fish.")

Selena wrote and made this speech at her Great-Grandmother's funeral service (she is the oldest daughter of Kayla (Hinman) Pazara; granddaughter of Kim Hinman):

We all have these times when your heart drops into your stomach.  It drops and stays that way.  Then you hear the good news, and your heart floats back up.  Except it didn't float back up.

Dorothy was strong! And everyone tells me that. She was so kind right from the start.  I think my earliest memory of her was when I was either 3 or 4, and it was Halloween.  I was dressed as a leopard.  I had just got done trick-or-treating. I was at GG's house.  Everyone was asking me for candy, so, I gave them candy.  But GG got mad and said that it was my candy and I should keep it.

Now that she is gone, we all are sad, but we have to be strong.  Just like GG!  She would have wanted us to smile and say to ourselves, "She is in a better place now."

2 Corinthians, Chapter 5, Verse 17:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

We must look forward, to a wonderful new time in heaven.

Dennis James HINMAN

Infant Son Funeral Services Held Here

Funeral services for Dennis James Hinman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hinman, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o�clock at the Schlutz Funeral home with Rev. E. Wayne Hilmer officiating.

Burial was in the City cemetery.

Dennis James died 5 hours after birth in the Postville Hospital, Thursday, Dec. 9.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Kathleen; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gras of hamel, Minn., and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hinman of Sun Prairie, Wis.

Clifford Eugene HINMAN

Nolanville Youth, 17, Drowns At Stillhouse
A 17-year-old Nolanville youth drowned Thursday afternoon while swimming at Dana Peak Park on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.
Peace Justice Jerry Scarbrough has ruled accidental drowning in the death of Clifford Eugene Hinman, 301 W. Dale. Hinman was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Scarbrough at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
He is the son of Spec. 5 and Mrs. James C. Hinman of Nolanville.
Spec 6 Walter J. McConaghy of Harker Heights and Prudence Taylor, 14 of Pershing Park witnessed the accident and told newsmen Hinman was swimming with his mother, Dorothy, and another member of his family when he went under the water approximately 75 feet from the shore.
Witnesses indicated his mother tried to save the youth put was unable to overcome his panic.  Numerous swimmers responded to cries for help at 2:40 p.m. but it was 10 minutes before the body was found in water approximately 20 feet deep.
Miss Taylor and McConaghy vainly attempted to revive the young man with mouth to mouth resuscitation and external heart massage.
Leon Phillips, Bell County deputy sheriff , summoned the Killeen Fire Department ambulance service but the young man was dead when they arrived.
Funeral services are pending at Schultz Funeral Home in Monona, Iowa.
Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Starkey of Castalia, Iowa, Miss Crystal Hinman and Miss Kimberly Hinman, both of Nolanville; his paternal grandmother , Mrs. Ruth Hinman of Monona, Iowa and several aunts and uncles.
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.