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Agnes Hinz

Agnes M. Hinz, 92, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Masks and social distancing will be required due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Agnes Marie Smith was born on Sept. 14, 1928, in Otter Creek Township, Jackson County, Iowa, to Edward Joseph and Bridget (Curtis) Smith. She was a 1946 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married John Gilbert Hinz on Oct. 1, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Garryowen.

Agnes was a wonderful mother and excelled at being a homemaker. She was also very proud of her early years as they were spent working for the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office in trade for room and board during high school. She later worked for the Fish N’ Tackle Company in Maquoketa.

Agnes was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. She loved her family and was an excellent baker and cook and enjoyed canning and making birthday cakes. She was meticulous about her house.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, John (Twyla) Hinz of Morton, IL, Gil Hinz of Dubuque, IA, Tom (Karen) Hinz of Pontiac, IL, Steve (Alesha) Hinz of Odell, IL, and Diane (Ron) Frandsen of Maquoketa, IA; a sister-in-law, Margie Smith of Bella Vista, AR; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; and her special furry dog friend “Boo”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack on June 23, 2017, a brother Alfred Smith, sisters Caroline Kampas, Monica Ihrig and Patricia Wallace, and a daughter-in-law Sherry Hinz.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, or any charity of the donor’s choice.

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