October 1, 1920 - February 25, 2015


Francis “Frank” William Hintze, age 94, of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at home. He was born on October 1, 1920 in Wausau, WI, the son of Ralph E. and Avis Mae (Young) Hintze.

Frank grew up in Wausau, WI, graduating from Wausau High School. He then attended college in Madison, WI. He was a member of the United States Army where he served during World War II. Frank was united in marriage to Ellen Burns on November 16, 1946. The couple then moved to Fresno, CA where they were very active in their church. After retirement the two moved to Princeton, MN. The couple enjoyed traveling and volunteering their time and compassion. He enjoyed many hobbies such as cooking, gardening, hunting, fishing and lapidary. Frank was known for being a kind, caring, gentleman with a radiant smile who will be dearly missed.

Francis is survived by his wife Ellen of Princeton; along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Edward, Roy, Ralph, Herbert, Lucy Kasmerchak and Margaret Kwarciany.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10AM, Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Freshwaters United Methodist Church, River Campus in Princeton, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, WI.