Mary Ruth (Daley) Hinze
Mary Ruth (Daley) Hinze, 76, of Onalaska,WI, passed peacefully into heaven on October 19th, 2021. Born October 31st, 1944, in La Crosse, WI. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Richard & Ruth Signore (Iverson) Daley. Mary had a wonderful childhood growing up on Vine Street with her friends, they had affectionately named the “Vine Street Gang”, and her lifelong friend, Patty (Dwyer) Strittmater.
Graduating in 1962 from Aquinas, Mary excelled in music with passions for playing the piano and singing in the The Triple Trio. While attending UWL Mary met the love of her life, Les Hinze and they were married on August 17th, 1963. She was very proud of being married for 58 wonderful years.
Mary did an amazing job of raising their three children: Sarah Hinze-Pataska (fianće Tom Reed) of La Crosse, WI; Dr. Mark Hinze (Kathryn) of Hartland, WI; Nathan Hinze (LaDonna) of Gilbert AZ. Afterwards she had a very successful nursing career at Gundersen hospital and Nutri-System.
Being born on Halloween, she was always proud of being a “Halloween baby”. Having Les decorate their home and lawn for the whole neighborhood to view and for all the children to enjoy. We shall all miss the wonderful meals and holidays with our loving wife, Mother, and Grandma. Mary never shied away from a new recipe or cooking for a large group.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dr. Robert Daley, and her sister Patricia Ann (Daley) Savage. She shall be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Zachary Pataska, Abigail Schultz, Annebelle Schultz, Kyla Hinze, Lilia Hinze, Noelani Dalton, and Daerick Dalton and many nieces and nephews.
Mary’s family would also like to thank the staff at Mulder Health Care Facility for the wonderful care they’ve given Mary over the years.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 5, 2021 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St. Onalaska, with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Face masks are recommended.