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Obituary for Betty Jane (Rank) Hinze

Betty Jane (Rank) Hinze, 91, of La Crosse, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022. Betty was born on December 1, 1930 to Gale and Cleo Rank. She married Leslie E. Hinze in 1953. She is survived by three children, Randall (Cathy) Hinze of La Crosse, Brant (Victoria) Hinze of Washington State and Todd (Patti) Hinze of Green Bay, WI. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Jenna Hinze, Bryan (Anessa) Hinze of La Crosse, Sarah (Beau) Tolbert of Nevada, Stacey (Patchen) Gallagher of Washington, Jim (Tara) Hinze, Tim Hinze, Ashley (Kyle) Darmondy, and Kendra (Victor) Siehr of Green Bay, WI; 11 great-grandchildren, Tessa, Ava, Owen, Grady, Bryn, Chase, Jack, Bayleigh, Clayton, Harper Jane, Fox; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gale and Cleo Rank; her husband, Les; three sisters, Ruth Neisen, Bonnie Weigel, and Gail Sweeney; two brothers, Rolland Rank Sr., and Benjamin Rank; and sweet great-granddaughter, baby Grace. Betty was blessed with a loving family who will miss her dearly. Per Betty’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison. You may send the memorial by mail. Please make checks payable to the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Fund and send to the following address: UW Foundation U.S. Bank Lockbox 78807 Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807. Or you can give online by visiting: Give | Alzheimer's Disease Research Center ( Please indicate the memorial gift is in memory of Betty Hinze. Online condolences can be shared at