Obituary: Harry Donald Hinton

Harry Donald Hinton, Jr., 76, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Newton, the son of Harry Dodson and Agnes Zarnowski Hinton Sr.

Harry was a lifelong resident of the Newton area. For 25 years, he had worked at Cargill/Horizon Milling in Newton as a cereal chemist, retiring in 1996. After retiring, Harry became a “Mr. Fixit,” doing handyman and honeydojobs for many people in Newton.

He married Mary Sue Sadowsky on Sept. 22, 1962, in Newton, and they later divorced. He married Nancy E. Daigle on Jan. 10, 1987, in Menasha, Wis., and they later divorced.

Harry attended First Christian Church in Newton for many years.

Survivors include his daughter Carol Hiebert and husband Mike of Newton; sons Michael Hinton and wife Tonya of Mankato, Minn., Steven Hinton and wife Kelly of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.; sister Billie Mae Vetter of Hesston grandchildren Austin Wayne Hiebert, Melissa Hinton, Christopher Hinton, Hilary Hinton, Cheyenne Hartman and Caleb Hostetter; and great-grandchildren Erin Charlie Hinton, Gracie Ann Hinton, Sawyer Hinton, Zoey Jean Hartman and Daisy May Hostetter.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; brother Gene Hinton; and sisters Mary Margaret Talbott, Elnora Fischer and Pat Coffman.

Memorial graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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