Margaret M. Hinze, 96, of Fremont, formerly of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Nye Pointe Center in Fremont.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Legion Auxiliary honors will be presented by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul. The family will greet friends one hour before time of services. A Catholic Daughters rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.
Inurnment will be at 2:45 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Spalding with the Rev. James Murphy officiating.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hinze was born on October 31, 1916, at Ericson, the daughter of Joseph J. and Mary E. (Rohr) Schmeits.
She was united in marriage to Melvin L. Hinze on June 5, 1938, at Ericson. He preceded her in death, as well as, two sons, Joseph and Norman Hinze.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, James and Joanne Hinze of Papillion, Peggy Hinze of Grand Island, and Brian and Jan Hinze of Madison; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Arlene and James Lyddon of Broken Bow, Monica Blake of Brownwood, TX, Marian and Dean Barjenbruch of Scribner, and Sheila and Charles Granger of Grand Island.
She also leaves to cherish her memory 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Edward Johnston of Oroville, CA.
Margaret spent most of her life working and raising her family in Wheeler County and most of her retirement years were spent in St. Paul. In the last couple of years she moved to be closer to family and reside in the Fremont community.
She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women and Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul.
Margaret enjoyed bowling, sewing, cooking, baking, playing cards and dearly loved baseball.
In addition to her husband and sons, she was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Rudy Blake; three brothers, William, Louis and Frank Schmeits; and five sisters, Theresa Doran, Anna Harsin, Rose O'Connor, Clara Wright and Cecilia Johnston.
Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Hall Fund, Catholic Daughters of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119, or to the family's choice.