Barry Hintz
April 2, 1955 - November 19, 2021

Barry Michael Hintz, 66, of Esko, MN passed away Friday, November 19, 2021. A native of Cloquet, MN, he was the widower of Mary Dickison Hintz and the son of the late William Marlin Hintz and Dolores Tuura Anderson. He worked for Sappi-Potlatch Mill for over 20 years where he was a lifelong member of the Union; having served as vice president for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed muskie fishing and spending time at his shack on the St. Louis River.

He is survived by his loving son, Jordan Hintz and his wife, Julie of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, Donavan, Ian and Ayla; sisters, Leslie Douglas (Dave) of Carlton and Sarah Conner (Greg) of Duluth; brothers, Scott Hintz (Nancy) of Minneapolis, Tom Hintz (Terri) of Grand Rapids; Scott Hintz of Carlton, and Robbie Anderson (Samantha) of Cloquet; special daughter of the heart, Amber Hintz; and his lifelong friends, Terry DeMenge and Dorin Langley.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a lifelong friend, Kurt Klinga.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm o’clock at 135 West Stark Road, Esko, MN 55733.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Barry’s life by spending those monies on yourself and enjoy your day.

To know Barry, is to know his sarcastic humor, he was a grumpy old man set in his ways, yet sweet in his own way. Above all, he was an extremely generous person with a quiet demeanor.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.

1 Comment

  • Jeff Senarighi Posted November 25, 2021 4:03 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. I remember him living directly across Selmser Ave from us when we were kids and working with him at Potlatch. He was a guest at my 50th class reunion, he, Craig B, and I compared stent locations. He was a fun guy to be around.

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