Obituaries
Thomas Hines 1939-2021

Metcalf; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a stillborn daughter Cheryl; brothers Wilbur ‘Bill’, Duncan, Rick Hines; and sister-in-law Nancy Hines.

Mass of Christian Burial for Tom Hines was Saturday November 27th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ellsworth. The service was livestreamed to: https://youtu.be/W47lCPA4_8 w.

Visitation was prior to the service at church Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Memorials preferred to the discretion of the family. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth.

Thomas Ernest Hines, age 82 of Ellsworth, died peacefully November 18, 2021 at his residence with his wife Mary Ann by his side. Tom was born on January 11, 1939 in El Paso, Wisconsin; the son of Walter and Avis (Smith) Hines. He attended elementary school in Lost Creek before attending Ellsworth High School. On August 2, 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Peterson at Immaculate Conception of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lost Creek. To this union, two children were blessed; Candi and Fred.

Tom was an over the road truck driver his entire life. He did straight runs hauling cattle early on before driving semi for companies such as Dahlen Transport and Pioneer Tank Lines. Sadly, a stroke shortened his career earlier than he would have wanted. After retiring, he enjoyed sitting around listening to a brewer game or Moose Country Radio. As a young man, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers. At the end of his life, a cup of coffee and watching the birds brought him peace.

Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Ann; children Candi (Alan) Dickinson, Fred (Teri) Hines; grandchildren Krista (Jeff) Hines, Jake Bartow; great grandchild Natalie; siblings Jim (Elaine), Mike (Mary), Pat, Tony (Kathy), Steve (Elise), Scott (Joanne), Dixie (Doug) Raeshler, Trudy (Gary) Young, Mary (Mike)

November 30, 2021