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Beauford E. Hintze

Beauford E. Hintze, age 83, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

He was born Dec. 18, 1923 in Oldham, S.D., the son of Ernest M. and Annie O.G. Olson Hintze.

Beauford E. Hintze and Lila I. Helgens were joined in holy marriage Feb. 27, 1950, in Decorah, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Beauford was a former longtime employee of the Minneapolis Public Schools.

He was a faithful member of the Watertown Evangelical Free Church. He also served on the Watertown Public Cemetery Board, delivered Meals on Wheels for 10 years, and was a member of the Watertown Lions Club.

Beauford enjoyed traveling, downhill and cross country skiing, camping, “The End of The Road Gang,” and his poodle “Betsey.” He loved to hand out candies to children, and was often seen riding his brown scooter around Watertown.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lila Hintze; children: David (Denise) Hintze of St. Louis Park, and Dianne (Dale) Nephew of Watertown; grandchildren Monica (Jason) Gabrick of Tampa, Fla., and Megan Nephew of Watertown; a sister, Loretta Jensen of Howard Lake; sisters-in-law Carol Seuntjans and Ann Hintze; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beauford was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Annie Hintze; four brothers: Alvin, Vernon, Fred, and Carroll; a son-in-law, Darryl; and a brother-in-law, Charles Jensen.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Watertown Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Paul Kling officiating. Pianist was Lana Torgerson. Soloist Dave Benson sang “How Great Thou Art.” A vocal group of Haddon Anderson, Paul Kling, Mike and Cher Lorentz, Lyn Prins, and Joelle and Merijo Strandquist sang “The Heavenly Anthem” and “Work for the Night is Coming.” Interment followed at the Watertown Public Cemetery.

Visitation took place at the church Friday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Casket bearers were Lee Hintze, Fred Hintze, Norm Isaacson, Steve Strandquist, Jason Gabrick, and John Stallman.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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