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Steven Hinton, 77, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.
Steven Paul was born on September 10, 1944, in Illinois, the son of Olaf Johnson and Betty (Gilmore) Hinton. He grew up in Washington, Illinois with his two younger and two older sisters. Spending a part of his teenage years in the 50’s he saw and experienced a lot which likely led to the tough “macho” guy front he always carried. He served in the United States Army as a weapons specialist from 1963-1966. Steven was stationed in Germany for part of this time and shared stories of what he learned and things he did. Just prior to his honorable discharge he learned of his dad’s death, and once out of the service moved to Colorado.
He lived somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle for a short time, enjoying the freedom it offered to do what he wanted, when he wanted with no one to answer to. Steven started his over 25-year career with Allied Moving Company. While working at Allied he met Ann (Nelson) Lennon and the couple dated for several years before marrying in August of 1996. The couple had one son, Joseph Paul and Steven also had two sons from a previous marriage, Kevin Lee and Steven Paul. In November of 1992, the family moved back to Atlantic to have more of a small-town stable environment for the kids. While in Atlantic he drove semi for Ed Williams at Williams & Sons.
Steven was sure to tell you in conversation what the countdown of days was until opening day of baseball season, something he had a true passion for. Is there any other team one should cheer for besides the Chicago Cubs? In his mind “NO, Fly the W!” When it wasn’t baseball season, he did watch football; the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears were his teams.
He liked to go fishing and to watch a good western or any cheesy action movie for that matter. Food, wow did he love his food! From the eggs he had every morning to really anything packed with starch he loved to eat. In the summer he couldn’t get enough fresh tomatoes to satisfy him, always asking family when they would be bringing more.
Steven’s macho man persona kept itself up throughout his life, always having his shoulders back and chest puffed. He loved to “talk trash” and overall was just “full of it.” You knew he would always have a story and most of them left you wondering if they were true or not, especially when he had told you several times and he somehow kept the details the same. There was one thing that could soften him and this was his family, especially his grandchildren. When he had a granddaughter with red hair just like himself, he was so proud, calling her his red-haired girl. The grandkids knew their way to grandpa’s heart with chocolate, he never turned down a Hershey’s!
Steven is survived by his wife, Ann Hinton; sons, Kevin (Karen Kinsley) Hinton, Steven (Paola) Hinton, and Joe (Brooklyn Terry) Hinton; step-daughters, Tina (Jeremy) Zellmer, Teresa (Jeff Brown) Lennon and Abby (Tim Snyder) Lennon; 12 grandchildren, Lia, Claudia, Kaison, Evelyn, Delilah, Ramona, Duke, Shae (Andy), Charlie, Addison, Cooper, and Ava; sisters, Marty Cain, Kay (Philip) Brackeen and Sharon Lehman; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Olaf and Betty Hinton; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (Dave) Rowden; and brother-in-law, Tom Cain.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. The family is encouraging the wearing of a mask. Burial will take place at a later date at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Steven’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
3:00 - 6:00pm
Roland Funeral Service
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