Willis T. “Bill” Hinzman, 84, of Rio, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.
He was born April 28, 1934, in Rio, the son of Roland and Alice (Peterson) Hinzman. He graduated from Rio High School in 1952. He worked for Rio Farmers Union Co-op while in high school which led to a full-time position as a bookkeeper after graduation. He held the position of village clerk for Rio for 13 years. Bill served his community on the Rio Fire Department for 50-plus years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include four siblings, Nancy Reardon of Reedsburg, David (Grace) Hinzman of Rio, Lloyd (Sharon) Hinzman of Madison, and Fred (Sandy) Hinzman of Madison; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Hinzman; sister-in-law, Beverly Hinzman; brother-in-law, Richard Reardon; and nephew, Kirk Hinzman.
Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Grasse Funeral Home, 401 Angel Way, Rio, with the Rev. Ann Walsvik officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Cemetery in Rio. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia Health Care Center, Willow Court in Willis’ memory. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Rio is serving the family.