Cover photo for Ann Hintsala's Obituary
1942 Ann 2022

Ann Hintsala

November 7, 1942 — December 31, 2022

Nashwauk, MN

Ann Carolyn (Hepokoski) Hintsala, age 80, passed away on Dec 31, 2022
at her home in Nashwauk Township from Alzheimer's Dementia. Ann
was born on November 7, 1942 to Allan and Lela Hepokoski in Deer
River, Mn. Ann graduated from Deer River High School in 1960. After
graduation she worked as a Mothers Helper in Duluth, Mn and for the
Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, Mn. On September 28, 1963 Ann
married Dale Hintsala and they initially lived in Minneapolis, moved to
Hibbing, Mn in 1965, and then moved to their farm north of Nashwauk,
Mn in 1967. Ann became a Master Gardener through the program with
the University of Mn in Grand Rapids, Mn. She also was a quilter and
seamstress.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents Allan and Lela Hepokoski;
her in-laws Arne and Elsie and Ingrid Hintsala; Brothers Raymond,
John, James and Mark; Brother in-laws James Kauppila, Tom Johnson,
and Kenneth Luke; Sister in laws Phyllis Luke, Diane Hepokoski and
Jennette Hepokoski; Nephews Charles Hepokoski, Mark Luke, and
Tommy Scott Johnson; and Grandsons Samuel and Mathew Prusi.
Ann is survived by her husband of 59 years Dale Hintsala; Sons
Robert (Valerie), Jacob (Jill), and Aaron (Angela); and daughters Lisa
(Josh) Prusi, Carolyn (Lance) Yoki, Susan (Kindal) Cook; Jessica (Jakob)
Rikkola, and Elizabeth (Grant) Nettleton. She is also survived by
brothers Allan and Matthew (Suzanne) Hepokoski and Sisters Arlene
Kauppila, Mary (Jerry) Wagner, Verna (Wayne) Ford, Susan (Michael)
Lahti and Irene (Todd) Salmela and 27 grandchildren and 13 great grand
children and a Host of Brothers and Sisters in faith.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on January 4, 2022 with
visitation beginning at 11:00 AM at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran
Church in Cedar Valley Township. Burial will be done at the Cedar
Valley Township Cemetery at a later date this spring.

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