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Hines, Marlin

Marlin Robert Hines, 91, of Iola, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

He resided at The Willows in Iola where he was known as “the gentleman.” He was born on December 18, 1932 in Marne, Michigan to George and Mary Esther (Robinson) Hines. Marlin married Kathryn Dangerfield in 1956 and they later divorced.

Marlin spent his early years working on the farm. He served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. Later he went into masonry work creating beautiful brick and stone fireplaces along with many basement and business structures in the Iola area. He laid block on the Iola Ambulance Garage adjacent to Jody’s Sport Shop and on additions at the Veteran’s Home in King. Dad enjoyed taking all seven kids fishing and snowmobiling. Work took him to Colorado, then Missouri where he retired from bricklaying. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and yardwork. A highlight of the Hines family was annual fishing trips to Leech Lake, which began in 1996 and continue to this day. He also enjoyed karaoke and country music which he passed down to his family. Marlin continued to be a Packer fan wherever he lived. He returned to Iola in 2020 and enjoyed his final years overlooking Keatings Lake and spending lots of time with his family.

Marlin is survived by his children: Douglas (Linda) Hines, Jean Hines Oberstadt, Dale (Sheri) Hines, Darrell (Mary) Hines, Jaci (Glenn) Tetzlaff, Jill (Tom) Beirl and Donny Hines. 19 Grandchildren: Angela (Jeremy) Bellile, Amanda (Tom) Darden, Shaon Hines (Gaston), Ashley (Matt) Gunderson, Tyler (Elaina) Hines, Scott (Meggie) Oberstadt, Avery (Megan) Oberstadt, Brian (Heidi) Oberstadt, Mara (Robert) Schulz, Mathew (Rachael) Hines, Kyle Bauman, Seth Patoka, Tannah (Sam) Frawley, Micheal Hines, Christopher Hines, Joe Tetzlaff, Jonathon (Becca) Tetzlaff, Mackenzie Kathryn, Allison Beirl. 26 Great Grandchildren: Brayden & Hannah Bellile, Shannon, Sabrina & Sydney Darden, Austin & Aria Gunderson, Henry & sibling (expected in September) Hines, Ian & Reid Oberstadt, Laney & Kyler Chapman, Lilyana & Carter Oberstadt, Theodore & Benjamin Oberstadt, Adilyn, Colton, Daxton & Grayson Schultz, Mallory & Nathan Hines, Natalie & Ben Bauman, Dean Patoka, Winnie Frawley, 1 Great Great Grandchild: Hudson. Sisters: Charlotte Schmid Wisconsin, Joyce Bowden Arizona, Mildred Olivet Utah and numerous nieces and nephews, and Shirley’s family in Cameron, Missouri: Doug (Carol) Henderson, Blake and family and Lisa Coffman, Kerry Evans and family.

He was preceded in death by brother Georgie Hines, parents George and Esther Hines, sister Ruth Ferguson, partner of 33 years Shirley Curtis, brother in laws Jackson Bowden, Gerald Olivet, Robert Schmid, Brian Ferguson.

The Funeral Service for Marlin will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Iola with Reverend Dale Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Interment will be at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI.

The family would like to express special thanks to dad’s buddy Marvin Sopa, caregiver Kelly Higgins, the caring staff at The Willows & Living Oaks and Heartland Hospice. Marlin appreciated every one of you.

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