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Helen Hintz

September 08, 2017

Helen M Hintz, 72, of Norwalk went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Gaymont Nursing Home following a brief illness.

Born September 14, 1944 to Harry and Madelyn (Reitzel) Hintz, Helen graduated from Norwalk High School in 1962 and lived here all her life. She loved growing up on the family farm and talked often of helping her mother in the kitchen, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, and watching her father harvest. Helen had a loud and infectious laugh, and loved to tease and joke with the preschool children that often visited her office during her time as church secretary at St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member. On weekends, she enjoyed playing any and all card games with her extended family. Helen also enjoyed playing poker with her friends, visiting casinos, and was once the proud owner of a race horse; each May you could find her in Louisville with a hat on her head and a mint julep in her hand. Prior to her employment with St. Peter, Helen worked for Homan’s Jewelers in Uptown Norwalk from her senior year of high school until their closure. She served as a ROY volunteer and mentor and gave generously to the Humane Society and other animal rights organizations. She was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, attending their birthday celebrations, holiday parties, school programs, and sporting events.

Helen is survived by her brother Richard (Candace) Hintz of Defiance, MO; sisters-in-law Sandra Hintz of Ithaca, NY and Alexis (Darrell) Moll of Monroeville; aunt Irene Reitzel of Norwalk; nieces Amy Eiden, Kimberly Hintz, Allison Mittendorf, Jenicka Reamer, and Holly Bauer; nephews Christopher Hintz, Nicholas Hintz, Zachary Moll, and Cole Hintz and fifteen great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded into death by her parents and two brothers, Harold “Skip” Hintz and Steven Hintz.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life luncheon will be held at one o’clock on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 16 West Main St., Norwalk. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857 or the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Helen M Hintz, 72, of Norwalk went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Gaymont Nursing Home following a brief illness.

Born September 14, 1944 to Harry and Madelyn (Reitzel) Hintz, Helen graduated from Norwalk High School in 1962 and lived here all her life. She loved growing up on the family farm and talked often of helping her mother in the kitchen, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, and watching her father harvest. Helen had a loud and infectious laugh, and loved to tease and joke with the preschool children that often visited her office during her time as church secretary at St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member. On weekends, she enjoyed playing any and all card games with her extended family. Helen also enjoyed playing poker with her friends, visiting casinos, and was once the proud owner of a race horse; each May you could find her in Louisville with a hat on her head and a mint julep in her hand. Prior to her employment with St. Peter, Helen worked for Homan’s Jewelers in Uptown Norwalk from her senior year of high school until their closure. She served as a ROY volunteer and mentor and gave generously to the Humane Society and other animal rights organizations. She was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, attending their birthday celebrations, holiday parties, school programs, and sporting events.

Helen is survived by her brother Richard (Candace) Hintz of Defiance, MO; sisters-in-law Sandra Hintz of Ithaca, NY and Alexis (Darrell) Moll of Monroeville; aunt Irene Reitzel of Norwalk; nieces Amy Eiden, Kimberly Hintz, Allison Mittendorf, Jenicka Reamer, and Holly Bauer; nephews Christopher Hintz, Nicholas Hintz, Zachary Moll, and Cole Hintz and fifteen great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded into death by her parents and two brothers, Harold “Skip” Hintz and Steven Hintz.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life luncheon will be held at one o’clock on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 16 West Main St., Norwalk. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857 or the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Christina (Morrow) Zimmerman nee Hedrick

OH, USA
September 14, 2017

To the family & friends of Helen. . . . . I remember Helen oh so well. We both went to Bronson School & she was 2 years younger than I am and was in the same grade I believe as my brother, Ralph. As I remember, Helen was always laughing on the school bus and on the playground and in the cafeteria. When she worked at Homan Jewelry she always made it a point to talk to me even if she hadn't waited on me. She was just full of vim, vigor, and vitality no matter where she was. We shared a real kinship having gone to the last country school around, I think, and we country kids were different. My country classmates, Joyce Wolf, Evelyn Gregory, Ruth Knight, Peggy Worcester, and Carolyn Hindle, I'm sure would all remember what an upbeat and caring person, Helen was. God rest her soul. Christina Hedrick Zimmerman

Marcia Lee

Norwalk, OH, USA
September 13, 2017

I met Helen at the Nursing Home. She was such a fun, bubbly lady. I loved hearing her stories about life on the farm growing up, her adventures with her best friend as teenagers when they would get into a car and "try to get lost and then figure out how to get home." That was so funny. She'd talk about her house because she knew I'm in the real estate business. Carol McCabe was her best friend at the nursing home. They looked forward to playing Bingo twice a week and talked about cheating at the game, which I knew was a joke. Helen called the two of them "Thelma and Louise," which was so hilarious. She was a sweet woman who led a very full life. God Bless Helen and her family.

Maureen Harshberger

Norwalk, OH, United States
September 09, 2017

My mother, Carol McCabe, is in Gaymont Nursing Center and that is where I met Helen. I can say that my mother found a true Bingo and "smoking buddy" with Helen. Numerous times I was there during their smoking times and had many conversations with Helen. I could tell the past few weeks she seemed a little different; not her normal talkative, joking and laughing self. I took a picture of Helen and my mother and gave it to her in a frame. She loved it! They were friends and got each others jokes. I want you to know that Helen was a ray of sunshine for my mom and my family also. She will be missed. Maureen (Reeny) Harshberger