THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Walter F. Hintz
Issue Date: September 19, 2012
Walter F. Hintz, 82, of the Town of Underhill, Gillett, formerly of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11 at his home surrounded by family.
Born on Jan. 4, 1930 in Green Bay, he was the son of the late Walter O. and Laura (Maedke) Hintz.
He graduated from Gillett High School in 1948 and then worked for the Green Bay & Western Railroad where he started as a section worker. From 1951 to 1954 he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1954 he returned to the railroad, retiring as an engineer. On Aug. 9, 1958 he married Ethel Bardouche at Grace Presbyterian Church in Green Bay. The couple made their home in the Green Bay area until returning to "The Shaque" in 1992. When not working, he enjoyed spending time at his "haven in the woods" as well as hunting and fishing.
His wife of 54 years, Ethel survives, along with five children, Lisa (Larry) Schilling of Naperville, Ill., Steven (Vickie) Hintz of Wisconsin Rapids, Robert (Renee) Hintz of Suamico, Mari Beth (Roug) Cox of St. Augustine, Fla. and Rebecca (Richard) Chernick of Green Bay; seven grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Linda) Hintz of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Lynn (Derald) Chartier of Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Gerald (Eileen) Bardouche of Little Suamico and Peter (Judy) Bardouche of Mont. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a close family friend, Jerry Johnson of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jimmy and a sister-in-law, Jean (Bardouche) White.
A family gathering was held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at "The Shaque". Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano assisted the family with the arrangements.