Reuben William Hins, 96, died on Dec. 10, 2020 at the Golden Manor, Steele. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tappen. A service livestream will be available on the church’s website.
Burial will be held at Fisher Cemetery, Tappen.
Reuben, the son of Gustave and Martha (Bitz), was born on a farm south of Medina on July 30, 1924. He received his education in Medina and worked the family farm until he was 19. From April 1944 until May 1946, Reuben was called to serve his country and was stationed in France and Germany during World War II.
On Feb. 23, 1949 he married Luella Kemmet. They lived between farms in Dawson and Medina until 1955 when they moved into Tappen and owned and operated the Tappen People’s Store. In 1965, he sold the store and went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad, advancing to the foreman position. Reuben retired in 1991. Reuben was a farmer at heart and continued to farm through the years. Reuben also loved horses and raised a few good quarter horses. Reuben loved playing pinochle with family, especially with his children and grandchildren. Nothing brought Reuben more joy than seeing and talking to little children. Reuben is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tappen.
Reuben is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy (Roger) Hasse, Tappen; sons and daughters-in- law, Tim (Margaret) Hins, Bemidji, M.N., Kirby (Rita) Hins, Wilmot, S.D., and Lance (Cheri) Hins, Tappen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lance, Travis and Calin Hins, Rebecca Hasse and Bill Leary (Nora, Miriam and Niall), Karissa and Dan Brinkman (Byrlin, Taijah, Keyn and Kanaan), Laura and Andy Campbell (Beckett and Emma), Jennifer Hasse-Smith and Will Smith (Nia and Harlan), Trevor and Megan Hins (Kale, Lily and Willow), Mari Hins and Kyle, Michaela and Dave Beck, Andrea and Adam Miller (Evelyn and Natalie), Jordan and Lexie Hins (Sophia), William and MacKenzie Hins, Zane and Sarah Osse (Orin, Kyah and Myles), Candice and Justin Nelson (Arianna, Trevin, Jay and Brennon), and Melissa and Isaiah Cupp (Xavier); sisters, Alice Opp and Margaret Lewis; sister-in-law, Karen Hins; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella; his parents; two daughters, Melinda and Mae Hins; son, Corwin Hins; and grandson, Ross Hasse; brothers, Vernon, Valentine, Edalor and Curtis.