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William J. Hinze DDS(1940 - 2014)

William J. Hinze, DDS William J. Hinze, D.D.S. Passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014 with his loving and devoted family by his side. Bill was born February 9, 1940 to the late Wilmer and Cecelia (Lamberty) Hinze and resided most of his life in Joliet. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Beth (Schulz); their caring children, Sara (Brad) Marconi and Marc (Nicole) Hinze; four special grandchildren, Lauren and Lucas Marconi, and Benjamin and Jack Hinze; one brother, Robert (Rose) Hinze; sister/brother-in-law, Maggie (James) Hills; a favorite nephew, Michael (Emily) Hills and their children, Colby and Darragh. Bill attended Joliet Central High School where he excelled in both sports and academics. He went on to the University of Illinois in Urbana and Chicago, graduating with a degree in dentistry. After graduation, Bill served in the army, residing in San Antonio, TX during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to Joliet, he practiced dentistry and belonged to several dental societies until retiring in 1993. Bill's intelligence, strength, wit, and determination will be remembered and admired by many. As a laryngectomy survivor, he has been instrumental in developing speaking valves that have inspired ENT Physicians and Speech Pathologists to replicate his models. Since 1999, Bill and Beth have resided in Portage, Michigan, where he enjoyed biking, fishing, and family gatherings. He especially enjoyed boating with his grandchildren and grandnieces. Road trips and taking family and friends to new restaurants became a favorite past time. He loved surprising everyone by ordering all the desserts on the dessert tray and sharing a wonderful ending to a meal. Bill's devotion to family will forever be remembered and cherished. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. As it was his request, Cremation Rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Visitation SATURDAY AFTERNOON beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., when those who wish will be given the opportunity to remember Bill by speaking of special memories and good times. For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
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Published in The Herald-News from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2014
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