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Florence Mae Hinsch

April 2, 1927 February 24, 2016
Florence Mae Hinsch
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Obituary for Florence Mae Hinsch

Worthington, MN


      Florence Mae Hinsch, age 88, was born on April 2, 1927, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Hilda (Selberg) Wasmund. She lived on farms with her parents near Rushmore and Bigelow. Florence attended schools in Rushmore, District 80, and graduated from Worthington in 1945. She worked at the Worthington clinic after graduation. Florence married Fred Hinsch on August 21, 1949, at the First Lutheran Church. They lived in Worthington, Wilmont, and 40 years in Bigelow. She worked at the Worthington Regional Hospital for 11 years and 13 years as a teacher’s assistant at West Elementary. After her retirement, she volunteered at the nursing homes, Pioneer Village, and her church. She was a life-long member of the First Lutheran Church in Worthington. She moved to Okabena Towers in 1997. Florence died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Florence is survived by her seven children, Cynthia (Jim) Russell of Bigelow, MN, Douglas (Dianne) Hinsch of Wabasso, MN, Patricia (Michael) Martin of Holmen, WI, Nancy (Herman) Reitmeier of Brandon, MN, Rebecca (Randy) Becker of Pengilly, MN, Jeffrey (Shirley) Hinsch of East Bethel, MN, and Tom Hinsch of Worthington, MN; fourteen grandchildren; two step grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Mel) Johnson of Apple Valley, MN; sister-in-law, Marie Wasmund Mews of Worthington, MN, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred in 1995, her parents, and brother, Clarence Wasmund.

      Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Karla Kirkeby officiating. Private family burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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