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Wesley Hinzman

Obituary of Wesley Eugene Hinzman

Wesley Eugene Hinzman (The Cowboy Philosopher), 73, of Tucson, AZ, passed away 13 June 2020.

Beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Wes was the king of Dad (bad) Jokes!!  He worked incredibly hard to provide for his family.  He always enjoyed a good book, was the master storyteller, and a man of many words of wisdom.

Wes shared with his family, his love for baseball (San Francisco Giants), his love for movies (Magnificent 7), his love for food (Jersey Mike’s), and his love for a good German chocolate cake!!

Wesley was born 8 May 1947 to Kenneth and Dorothy Hinzman in Norfolk, NE. He was raised in Sacramento, CA with his sister Dorothy (Tooty). He then served 3 years in the Vietnam War.

Wes married the love of his life, Annette Hinzman. They raised 7 children together in Tucson, AZ. Wes & Annette always had love for the desert sunsets, monsoon season, cactus, and desert wildlife.

Preceded in death by Kenneth, Dorothy & Annette Hinzman. He is survived by sister Tooty Benedict, son Don Hinzman, son Jeff (Julie) Hinzman, daughter Holly (Callis) Hutchings, daughter Gina Hinzman, son Matt (Lisa) Hinzman, son Jared (Stacey) Hinzman, & son Tyrell Hinzman. Survived by numerous grandchildren Lynette, Sean, Ellie, Kevin, Kyle, Casey, Tawnie, Jake, Kyleigh, Kendall, Isaiah, Viktor, Isabella, Samantha, Alexia, and great granddaughter Athena.

Wes had a great connection with and a lot of love for his grandchildren and great grandchild.

“And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.” 

Book of Mormon Enos 1:27 

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