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Don D. Hein 1947 - 2020
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Don D. Hein

HOISINGTON — Don D. Hein, died Feb. 14, 2020.

Don was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and father. He brought joy and laughter to everyone who shared his company. United in marriage to Sheila (Spatz-Robben) they were blessed with 40 years of marriage and two beautiful sons. They were married on April 7th, 1979.

Born June 5th, 1947, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, Kan., to David and Elvina (Michaelis) Hein. He was a lifetime resident of Hoisington and Hoisington High School graduate in 1965. Don became a licensed Cosmetologist and was co-owner with his brother of Hair Fashions Salon in Hoisington. After selling the salon he worked at Falcon Coach Company, followed by the Ruskin Manufacturing Company, Fuller Brush, and Superior Essex from which he retired in June of 2012.

He was a former member of Kiwanis Club and Hoisington Jaycees. He was awarded the Outstanding Men of America in 1974 by the Hoisington Jaycees. Don was a former member of the Lake Barton Board of Directors. He was a former member of Hoisington Lutheran Hospital Board of Directors. He was a lifetime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. He served several times on the Church Congregational Council, was the Superintendent of Sunday School teachers and sang in the church choir. He has served as lay minister in absence of the minister. He also served on the Seeds of Faith Council. 

Proceeding him in death; his parents, David and Elvina Hein; father and mother-in-law, Benjamin and Geneva Spatz and Aileen Spatz; his nephew, Kirk Balthazor; his first-born son, Douglas D. Hein; and his beloved basset hound, Roscoe. He is survived by his wife Sheila, of the home; son, Shawn D. Hein and wife Jen of Collinsville, Okla.; his twin brother, John Hein and wife Julie of Hoisington; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Jim Balthazor of Russell; nieces, Joelle (Hein) Jacobs, Teryn (Balthazor) Yarmer and husband Neil; great nieces, Jozie Jacobs and Brynley Yarmer; great nephews, Jensen Jacobs, Chase Yarmer, and Aiden Yarmer. He is also survived by his “best four-legged buddy” Amos. 

Friends may call 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 9 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, with family to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020, all at Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, officiating will be Rev. Wayne Baldyga. Burial will follow at Hoisington City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Don can be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Golden Belt Humane Society, or Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.


Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 19, 2020