Lavern Hinz

January 25, 2019

The funeral service for Lavern Hinz, 85, of Westport, will be 10:00 am Saturday at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich. Rev. Samuel Bobby will lead the service. Burial will be at Green Mound Cemetery in Leola.

Visitation is 5-7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Lavern Edward Hinz was born February 26, 1933, to Walter and Florance (Nelson) Hinz east of Wetonka in McPherson County. He grew up on the family farm in the Westport Wetonka area. He attended the Westport school.

He married Gloria Hilgemann on June 27, 1953 in Aberdeen, SD. They lived on their farm in the Westport-Wetonka area, where he farmed until his death. His wife passed away in May 2000.

He had a great love of farming, pheasant hunting and of his grandkids and great grandkids.

Lavern died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, SD.

He is survived by his children, Susan (Dennis) Hirsekorn, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan , Canada, Duane (Vonda) Hinz, Aberdeen, SD, Karen (David) Yost, Leola, SD, and Paul Hinz, Roscoe, SD; one sister, Ardel Mast, Florence, OR; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, one sister, one son-in-law, and two nephews.

Casket bearers will be David Nelson, David Hinz, Donnie Hinz, Tom Hinz, Logan Hinz, and Michael Yost.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts.


Gramm Funeral Home
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    Ipswich, South Dakota 57451

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Gramm Funeral Home
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  • 720 6th Street North
    Ipswich, South Dakota 57451

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