Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

Henry B. Hince

Henry B. Hince

Henry B. Hince age 70 of Elmwood, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home in the Township of Rock Elm.

Hank was born on December 22, 1946 in Eau Claire, WI.  He was the son of Frank and Gloria (Kadinger) Hince, Sr. of Plum City.  Hank grew up in Plum City and graduated from Plum City High School. After high school, Hank moved to Elmwood where he worked for Hince Inc., taking over as Owner/Operator in the early 1980’s.  Hank and Dana (Sievwright) were married on January 27, 1968 at St. Joseph’s Church in Arkansaw, WI.

Hank loved everything outdoors and never met a stranger he wouldn’t talk to.  He enjoyed fishing, scuba, and playing cards.  He had a gift for construction and enjoyed the challenge of solving problems for others, especially if it involved using his Bobcat.  Hank was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and choir and was also well known in the community for helping anyone that asked, especially neighbors and farmers.   Hank will surely be missed.

Hank is survived by his wife, of 49 years, Dana, his children Kris (Jeff) Baines of New Richmond, Daniel (Andrea) Hince of Prescott, Janelle Hince and fiancé Guillermo Origel of Austin, TX, seven grandchildren; Lexi, Taylor, Parker, Conner, Spencer, Claire and Cora.  Four step-grandchildren; April, Doug, Jade and Izabella.  Two step-great grandchildren; Aiden and Brycen.   His siblings, Frank Jr. (Dawn) Hince of Bay City, John Hince of Red Wing, MN, Tom (Linda) Hince of Plum City, Mary (Frank) Falkowski of Ellsworth.  Sisters-in-law, Yvonne Hince of Plum City and Jan Hince of New Richmond, as well as several brother and sister-in-law’s, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Patrick and Peter Hince, and a brother-in-law Norman D. Sievwright.

Memorial services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Prince Raj officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.





  1. Kelly Powers

    My Grandparents were Hanks neighbors Gerald and Bernice DeLong. I have many fond childhood memories of him. Hank was a great man and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. We send our condolences to the family.

  2. Margie Collett

    So sorry for this sudden tragic passing of Hank. I treasure the great conversations over the years and the dedication of a fine carpenter to his craft. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dana and to your family. Sincerely, Margie Collett

  3. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Hince Family.

  4. Jeff Mountin

    Great memories working with Hank. My condolences to the family.

  5. Jerry and Joyce Kendall

    We were shocked to hear of Hank's passing. He will be missed by many.

  6. Sandra Haycraft

    So sorry for your loss. He was a classmate. May God bless you and his family.

  7. Mike & Donna Miles

    Deepest sympathy to Dana and the Hince family. Hank was a honest, hardworking man, we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Russ and Mandy Phillips

    We were so very saddened to hear of Hanks passing... You're family is in our thoughts and prayers....

  9. Sandie finstad

    So sorry for your loss . Hank was a great class mate.4

  10. Laura Hartung

    My sympathy to the entire Hince Family. I am sorry for your loss!

  11. Terrible Edgmon

    I'm so sorry for your families loss. I never met Hank. My daughter Amanda is a long time friend of Janelle's. The comments and stories she told about her father made me think he was a "real corker" and a lot of fun to be around. I know you all will miss him. "Time is a gentle healer". Prayers for your family.

  12. Sebastian Terrana

    Dear Mrs Hince I own a small masonry business called Brickworks Masonry and due to your husbands knowledge and guidance of restoring barns I have been able to broaden my field of experience which improves my families life. and I just wanted to tell you for the short time I new Mr Hence aka Hollering Hank he improved my life. So I hope this letter finds you in a good place . God bless you and your family. Sebastian Terrana

  13. Jim Hince

    We will all miss him
    He was bigger than life and always eager to talk to everyone and was seriously interested in what was going on in your life. He rarely missed a family event and I know are family will always remember him with a smile

    RIP Hank

  14. Michelle Kemp

    Dana, my heart and prayers are with you and the family. I will always have wonderful memories of Hank. He had the biggest heart and the best sense of humor. He touched so many hearts and will truly be missed. ❤

  15. SueAnn (Sievwright) Olson

    Danya and family,
    Truly sorry for such a loss. Hank was such a gift to the world! Funny and loving! What a great person! I truly grieve for all of you! Too young to pass! I am happy you had so many years together and wish you many blessings!! With all our love.
    Bryan and SueAnn(Sievwright) Olson- Dwight's daughter

  16. Jean Gfall johnson

    Prayers and shared grief for the loss of a wonderful classmate. Thanks for the memories.

  17. Jasmun hoyer

    My thoughts and prayers are with you dana and your family in thirds hard times

  18. Laura

    So sorry for your loss, Hank will be missed

  19. Brandon pelzel

    My deepest condolences to Janelle and the entire Hince family.May he rest in peace.Everybody that knew him has a great story to tell about him.

  20. Amy Jolicoeur (Glaus)

    You have my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss.

  21. Gail & Jim Williams

    We pray for Hank, and that Dana, children, family and close ones are comforted through God's love in these difficult times. Hank was a great friend, brother-in-law, and uncle in our family. He always lit up the room with, conversation, jolly and joy. We love you Hank RIP

  22. Mary Jo Medjanyk (formerly Hince)

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Hank had passed away. He was always so larger than life and welcoming whenever the family was together. I will miss him so much.

View More Posts ( # )