Edward Wiley Hinman, 92, of Bozeman passed away on Oct. 8, 2010, in Townsend. He was born on April 11, 1918, in Solen, Sioux County, N.D.
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He grew up on a farm, the second son of Hugh Milford and Marion Wiley Hinman. He enjoyed working with teams of horses as he worked on the farm. He excelled in track in high school and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps after high school. At the age of 20, he moved to Bozeman and got a job working for a rancher by the name of Edward Reiser.
In 1939, he married the rancher's daughter, Dorothy Reiser; together they farmed and ranched in the Bozeman area and raised five sons. In 1970, they moved into Bozeman, and Ed worked for Gallatin Farmers. He also worked for the City of Bozeman and later as a fertilizer spreader for Rocky Mountain Supply, retiring at the age of 86.
Ed lost his beloved wife, Dorothy, in 2005. He resided at Highgate Senior Living in Bozeman before moving to Townsend in July 2010. He is survived by his five sons, Robert(Verona) of Spokane, Wash., Tom (Linda) of Belgrade, Dan(Sharon) of Calwell, Idaho, David(Yvonne) of Malta, and Jim (Brenda) of Townsend; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; three brothers, Clifford, Richard and Norman; and one great-granddaughter, Courtney Clark. Private family services will be held. A reception will be held at the Wingate Inn, 2305 Catron St., on Oct. 16, 2010, at 12:30 p.m.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 10, 2010