Helen Hinton, age 90, of Winthrop passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Parish Prayers will be 5:00 P.M. Thursday. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Helen Elizabeth (Sexton) Hinton was born on December 12, 1926, in Elysian, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William and Anna (Wesley) Sexton. Helen was baptized as an infant at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville, Minnesota. She received her elementary education at a one room country schoolhouse near her home in Elysian. She graduated in 1944 from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Waseca, Minnesota.
On October 5, 1946, Helen was united in marriage to Robert Hinton at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca. The couple lived in the Twin Cities most of their married life. They moved to Winthrop about 25 years ago, after Helen retired from St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis where she worked as a Pharmacist Tech. Helen and Robert were blessed with six children. They shared 49 years of marriage before Robert passed away on April 17, 1996.
Helen was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop.
Helen enjoyed playing piano, crossword puzzles, dancing, traveling (road trips), spending time at the lake and fishing. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-children and great-great-grandchildren.
Helen is survived by her:
Children, Roberta “Bobbie” Hinton of Fairfax, MN,
Paula Hinton of Franklin, MN,
Susan Carmicle and her husband, Steve of North Branch, MN,
Jeffrey Hinton currently residing in Winthrop, MN, and
Theresa Kohn of St. Paul, MN;
Sister, Catherine “Katie” Deverell of CA;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her Parents, William and Anna Sexton; Husband, Robert Hinton; Son, Reginald Hinton; Grandson, Francis Hinton; Siblings, Thomas Sexton, Francis Sexton, Marcella Williams, Rosella Thu, Patrick Sexton, and Veronica Severin.