NORFOLK — LeRoy D. Hintz, 74, Norfolk, died July 20, 2012, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Visitation was July 22 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk.
Funeral services were July 23 at Grace By Faith Lutheran Church, Norfolk, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery and Military Rites by American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the U.S. Army Honors Guard. The Rev. Wyatt Rosebrock officiated.
Casket bearers were Joe Hintz, John Hintz Jr., Ryan Hintz, Ross Podliska, Zachary Podliska and Kevin Stone.
Honorary casket bearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
LeRoy was born June 19, 1938, at Coleridge, to Charles and Lois (Rose) Hintz and graduated from Belden High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from June 13, 1957, to March 12, 1959, and served in the Army Reserves until 1963. He married Janice M. Weber Sept. 11, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Foster.
He owned and operated LeRoy’s Sanitary Service. LeRoy worked for Ceco Steel Structures and assisted in building the colleges at Ames, Iowa, and Wayne. He was employed by Simpson Structures and assisted in building of Norfolk High School. LeRoy coached basketball for St. Paul’s Lutheran School. He was a reserve policeman for Norfolk, and was a salesman for Hamms Beer Distributors. In 1974, along with his wife and children, they established LeRoy’s Sanitary Service. In 1999, the business was called Affiliated Waste Services and was sold. LeRoy did odd jobs until his health declined.
He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Pheasants Forever and the Turkey Federation, and was a member of the Norfolk Lions Club for many years.
LeRoy enjoyed their teams of Welsh ponies, participating in parades and competition, and was a member of the Nebraskaland Spinning Spokes Club.
He has been a resident of Norfolk Veterans Home since October 2009.
Survivors include his wife, Janice M. Hintz, Norfolk; one son, Steven and wife, Kathy Hintz, Madison; one daughter, Patti and husband, Dana Podliska, Norfolk; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale and wife, Jerri Hintz, Greeley, Colo.; John Sr. and wife, Rozanne Hintz, Dixon; and Kenneth and wife, Cheri Hintz, Belden; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles.