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Robert Hinz

Robert E. "Bob" Hinz

Tuesday, June 15th, 1937 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert E. “Bob” Hinz, 83, of Paw Paw, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4:00 P.M. Sunday, July 19 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Adam Bohland officiating. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted 10:00 A.M. Monday at North Shore Memory Gardens by Stevensville American Legion Post #568. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to Zion Ev. United Church of Christ, St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Bob’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Bob was born June 15, 1937 in St. Joseph to Edward & Josephine (Kamber) Hinz. In his youth, bob enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Paw Paw Lake, fishing and waterskiing. He graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1955, and enrolled in the United States Navy, serving for two years. On July 8, 1961, he married the former Melissa Ann Sundblad in St. Joseph, just celebrating fifty-nine years of marriage. Bob was a hard worker, and had many jobs including Modern Plastics, Dynac, and finally retiring from Auto Specialties Co. in St. Joseph. He had a special passion for cars, and had many through the years. Along with his German Heritage, he enjoyed Polka music & Polka dancing. Bob enjoyed traveling and camping on family vacations when his children were younger. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and just a good, hardworking man. He enjoyed walking, watching sports, fishing, flea markets, and an occasional instant lottery ticket. He was always willing to help someone in need and truly enjoyed talking in the company of others.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Melissa; his children-Julie (Mark) Frazee of St. Joseph, Cheryl Hinz & Robin Hinz, both of Watervliet, Michael Hinz of Battle Creek; three grandchildren-Dr. Joseph “Joey” (Fiancee Kasia Krzycka) Frazee of Indianapolis, Kelly Frazee of Grand Rapids, Levi (Brandi) Hinz of Watervliet; four great-grandchildren; three brothers-David (Mary Ann) Hinz of St. Joseph, Edward F. Hinz, Jr. of Tampa, FL, John Hinz of Cedar Springs, MI; and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.




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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial donations in Bob's name may be made to Zion Ev. United Church of Christ in St. Joseph.
  • Interment

    Location
    North Shore Memory Gardens
    Address
    5027 M-63 North
    Coloma, MI 49038
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by Stevensville American Legion Post #568, 10:00 A.M. Monday at North Shore Memory Gardens.

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Linda Johnson

Posted at 10:54am
Melissa, Julie, Cheryl, Robin and Michael - I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had every intention of coming over to Stark's yesterday for family visitation to represent the Adent/Omweg family, but was suffering from a horrible migraine.
I remember from our childhood times together Bob always being on the quiet side - never much to say - just a quiet presence in a room. :)
I'm sorry I couldn't come and show our support from mom and I. I'll have to tell her that I didn't make it - she'll was excited when I told her I would be there. There's not too many in the area from mom's immediate family that can go in her place, but me. So, I try to go as often as I can.
Much love,
Linda (Adent) Johnson and Carol
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Stacy Cobb Rathgeb

Posted at 08:46am
Julie, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.... My deepest condolences to your entire family.
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Linda Reay

Posted at 08:12am
Our deepest sympathy to the Hinz family
So sorry we were unable to be there. You
Are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Gordon Reay
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Ann (Darling)Hudson

Posted at 08:25pm
Bob was a very good neighbor and friend who would go out of his way to help. You will be missed Bob
Ann (Darling) Hudson
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Larry Sundblad

Posted at 07:04pm
Bob has been a great Brother-in-law, he has taken great care of my sister through some very difficult times.
He has been a good father to 4 children, and he will be missed.

Larry and Sharon Sundblad
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