OBITUARY: Shirley Hulebak Hinz

Hinz, Shirley Hulebak Age 85, of Plymouth, MN, formerly of Fargo, ND, Edina, MN, and Deerwood, MN, passed away on May 5, 2011.

Shirley was born in Fargo, ND, on November 13, 1925. During her early years in Fargo, she attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Fargo High School, from which she graduated in 1943. While there, she pursued interests in music, and was active in many organizations.

Following graduation, she enrolled in ND State University in Fargo, ND. During college, she participated in many and varied groups including Kappa Delta sorority. She graduated in 1947 with a degree in home economics education and general science.

She married fellow NDSU student Donald Hinz, moved to the Minneapolis area by way of Chicago, and raised six girls. After the girls had gained independence, Shirley went back to school and earned another degree in food sciences. She then went to work in Edina at Fairview Southdale Hospital in the food services department.

Throughout her life, Shirley loved and cared for her family, enjoyed her friends, and loved to play bridge, read, listen to music, travel, and cook. She was an accomplished seamstress and pursued an interest in photography. She also enjoyed going to church and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered by those who loved her as a selfless, generous, caring person.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Hinz, of Plymouth, MN; her parents, Clarence and Stella Hulebak of Fargo, ND; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Ernest Iverson of Bagley, MN; brother, James Hulebak of Fargo, ND, and former husband, Donald Hinz, of Wayzata, MN.

She is survived by daughters (and sons-in-law), Elizabeth (Jeff) Jacobsen of Wayzata, MN, Barbara (Lawrence) Waters of Edmonds, WA, Katherine (Bruce) Hanson of Brooklyn Park, MN, Rebecca Hinz of Plymouth, MN, Virginia (Chris) Hagstrom of Shakopee, MN; former son-in-law Hans Huijbers; and by grandchildren, Kristin, Lindsey, and Michael Jacobsen, Karl and Erik Waters, Nick, Andrea, and Olivia Hanson, Peter, Lauren, and Sam Hagstrom. She is also survived by sisters, Lois (Victor) Erickson of Bigfork, MT, Mary (Dick) Lien of Prior Lake, MN, and Kay (Clyde) Payne of Bowling Green, KY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Rd. 6, Plymouth) at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 17, friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Animal Humane Society.

David Lee Funeral Home
Wayzata 952-473-5577

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