Eldru D. Hinz

Eldru D. Hinz, 93, of Merrill, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.

Eldru was born on March 31, 1931 to Rudolf and Sadie (Engstrand) Hanson in Spruce Hill Township, Douglas County, MN. She was the middle child of three daughters and grew up on the family farm in Spruce Hill. She attended country school, graduated from Alexandria High School and moved to Merrill shortly after with a friend. She married Clarence “Speedy” Hinz on June 30, 1951 and together they raised six sons. For the majority of her working years she was employed at Merrill Manufacturing.

Eldru is survived by five sons, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, and her sisters.

Eldru will be remembered for being witty, fashionable and forthright.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pine Crest Nursing Home and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their compassionate care.

Per Eldru’s wishes there will be no service and she will be interred at Merrill Memorial Park.

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