Raymond “Ray” H. Hintz, 72, 2531 Cedar Drive, Plover, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his home.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover with the Rev. Pat Umberger officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the services. The Plover American Legion will hold a ritual at 6:45 p.m. Monday and a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hintz was born June 27, 1927, in Wausau, a son of the late Rheuben and Mable (Dakins) Hintz.
He entered the U.S. Navy on March 14, 1944, in Milwaukee. He served as a fireman second class on the U.S.S. Pocokome. He received the Victory Ribbon, American Area Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on June 21, 1946, at Great Lakes Naval Academy in Great Lakes, Ill.
He was married to the former Laura Saager in 1949 in Wausau. There were later divorced.
He was married to Esther (Turzinski) Windorski on Sept. 10, 1971, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church.
After the marriage, they settled in Plover and have lived at their present address the past 29 years.
He owned and operated a gas station on Main Street in Stevens Point for many years and also worked for SNE Enterprises until his retirement in May 1990.
He was a member of the Plover American Legion Post 543. He also fixed bicycles, which he sold in the neighborhood.
Survivors include his wife, Esther; one daughter, Jean “Cookie” (Kelly) Reynolds, St. John, Ariz.; three stepsons, Norman Windorski, West Allis, Bruce Windorski, Rosholt, and Melvin (Maryanne) Windorski, Waupaca; one stepdaughter, Gladys (James) Kluck, Rosholt; one sister, Sylvia (Richard) Akey, Marshfield; two grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.