Orville and Iva were high school sweethearts, and were married in 1950. They farmed until retirement, raising crops, livestock and Grade A Dairy on the Hinze Century Farm. They are proud of their three children and their families, including eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Orville Gene Hinze attended Washington No. 5 country school through the eighth grade, and graduated from MHS in 1948. He was an officer in the FFA, and all related activities. He actively farmed during school and was a life time farmer.
Kathy Jean Hinze attended Washington No. 5 for two years and graduated from MHS in 1969. She was president of the National Honor Society, a member of student council, Declam, participated in class plays, and was editor of the "Comet" yearbook. Kathy graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in Des Moines where she continues as a nurse. She married Daniel Keller who is an IPTV engineer.
Ronald Dean Hinze attended Washington No. 5 for one year and graduated from MHS in 1970. He was in Declam and a member of student council. Ronald attended Iowa State University where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in six years. He is a senior partner in the clinic at Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. His wife Patti is a teacher.
Joni Rean Hinze attended Manning Schools K-12 and graduated from MHS in 1973. She was in National Honor Society, student council, and participated in class plays. Joni was awarded a trip to Washington, DC for a democratic speech contest. She graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, and later received her Bachelor of Science Degree. She is currently a nurse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was married to Arthur Jacobsen, an actuary.
Ronald Hinze - MHS 1970
Joni Hinze - MHS 1973