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Helen Hintzen

July 6, 1912 — May 2, 2011

Helen Hentges Hintzen, age 98, passed away on May 2, 2011 surrounded by family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 7th at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis, Minnesota with burial to follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Belle River, Minnesota. Visitation hours are from 6:30 - 8:30 pm with a rosary at 7:30 pm on Friday evening.

Helen LaVena Hentges was born July 26, 1912 in Williston, North Dakota, to Clements and Helen (Quigley) Hentges. The family moved to Osakis where Helen graduated from high school in 1931 and was married to Clifford Hintzen on June 8, 1936. They lived in Albany, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa where they owned the Ben Franklin Store until 1973. Following her later retirement from the Cedar Bulletin, Helen moved to Mason City in 1992. Her final years were spent in Des Moines.

Mrs. Hintzen is survived by her children: Richard (Schnoa) Hintzen of Rockford, Illinois, Jane (Elwood) Hagen of Bloomington, Minnesota, Judith Bown of Johnston, IA, Joyce Judas of Urbandale,IA, Mark Hintzen of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Joan (David) Casey of Urbandale, IA, James Hintzen of Phoenix, Arizona; and one sister, Sarah Larson of Alexandria, Minnesota. Helen is also survived and lovingly remembered by grandchildren: Anthony Hagen, Valerie (Jerry) Galush, Jay (Peter) Judas; Stephanie (Tim) Werner, Ryan (Angela) Judas, Joe (Kelly) Hintzen, Tim (Ali) Hagen, Erin Casey, Sean Casey and Christopher Yost; fourteen great grandchildren; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers (Antone and William); one sister, Eunice; a daughter-in-law and one nephew.

Helen was active in the Business and Professional Women, St. Anne's Mission, Daughters of Isabella, Shamrock Senior Society, Quota Club, and served on the Board of the American Cancer Society for over twenty years. She enjoyed reading, embroidery, traveling, sewing, fishing, watching sports and being with family.

Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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