Larry Hintz

Larry L. Hintz, 71, of Fremont, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont with Rev. Dan Heuer officiating. The committal will be on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. in the Galva Cemetery, Galva, Iowa with military honors. Visitation will be Monday, May 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary. Larry requested memorials be given to Cedar Bluffs Fire and Rescue and The American Legion Riders of Columbus.
Larry L. Hintz was born July 24, 1945 in Holstein, Iowa to Luverne and Helen (Foltz) Hintz.  He grew up in Cushing, Iowa where he graduated from Cushing High School, and then went on to attend the State College of Iowa (now known as the University of Northern Iowa).  After school, Larry served in the US Army and 'Ready Reserve' during the Vietnam years of 1965 to 1971. Larry played trumpet in the 8th Army Band, and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. On March 26, 1966, Larry married Bonnie Jean Skou, who was from Galva, Iowa.  Bonnie died March 2, 1999. Later, on March 16, 2001, Larry married Donna Husk Craig. Larry worked as a store manager for Gambles in several states, with his last store being in Wayne. Later he was employed by the Milton G. Waldbaum Company in Wakefield, Nebraska before going to work for Great West Casualty Company of South Sioux City, Nebraska. While with Great West, he earned his Associate in Risk Management degree before retiring in 2014. Larry was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church,  Elkhorn Valley Good Sams Club of Fremont, American Legion Post 175 of Jackson and American Legion Riders of Columbus.  
Survivors include his wife, Donna of Fremont; two sons, David (LuAnn) Hintz of Rapid City, S.D., Larry (Shanna) Hintz of Timnath, Colo., three step-sons, Richard (Rhonda) Craig of Junction City, Kan., Sean (Jill) Craig of Norfolk, Theodore Craig (special friend Carmen), Omaha; two step-daughters, Theresa (Paul) Hawley, Omaha and Catherine (Charles) Wright of Dover, Del.; 20 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Hintz (special friend Linda), Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sisters, Lanette (Gaylord) Kroeger of Omaha and Diane (Randy) Behrens of Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luverne and Helen, and his first wife, Bonnie.
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