Charlotte M. Hintz

Charlotte M. Hintz, age 64 of Lemmon, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.
Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Charlotte Mae Lorius was born in Lemmon, SD to Neale and Dorothy (Moser) Lorius on December 8th 1955, 12 minutes before her twin sister, therefore being teased she was the “older one” or the “boss”. She was raised on the family farm with 6 other siblings. She was a hard worker and spent much of her time working in the house, although she would have preferred working in the barn, she couldn’t due to her asthma. She loved being around kids and animals, especially dogs.  Char attended 8 years of country school at the Orange School in a one room school house along with mostly the Lorius, Lemke, ,and the Storm Families.
   One of her favorite teachers was Eileen Gibbons and there were lots of memories of field trips. Charlotte was a part of the Orange School Tumblers performing at sporting events during halftime in Lemmon. She went to 4 years of high school in Lemmon SD graduating in 1974. There were many fond memories of friends and ice skating parties on the Orange Dam.  She was an excellent ice skater. 
On May 24, 1975, Char married her high school sweetheart Warren Hintz.  They began their life together farming and ranching 15 miles north of Lemmon in Adams County North Dakota.  Char worked at the Lemmon Leader for many years as a typist as well as helping Warren out on the farm.  In June of 1992, her beloved son Ethan joined them at the family farm bringing love and joy into her household.  Char loved to cook and she spent many years bringing lunches to the field for Warren and all of those that happened to be helping out that day.  In 2006, Char and Warren began building a NAPA parts store in Lemmon, SD.  It opened soon after in August of 2006 where she successfully managed and built the store into a very successful business moving into Lemmon soon after. 
In 2008, Char and Warren purchased a Harley Davidson trike and began to travel the entire western United States and even up into Canada on their many adventures together providing them with many memories.
In the fall of 2014, Char was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment soon after.  After many months of treatment she resumed work at the store and her travels of the United States.  She was a very generous person that always had a smile for everyone.  She was a gentle soul with a giving heart. She will be greatly missed by all.  She has gone to a better place to be with her father and her beloved husky Kojak.
Keeping her in their fondest memories are her husband, Warren; son, Ethan; her mother, Dorothy Lorius, all of Lemmon, SD; twin sister, Charleen (Ross) Larson, Reeder, ND; sisters, Roberta (John) Abbott, Wright, WY; Tammy Lorius and Deanna Skjoldal, both of Lemmon, SD; her brothers, Tim (Audrey) Lorius, Meadow, SD; Tom (Laurie) Lorius, Sturgis, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Neale on October 28, 2020; and brother-in-law, Gary Skjoldal on November 16, 2019.
A memorial has been established to Santa’s Workshop due to her love of children.
 Cards may be sent to Warren Hintz, 605 4th Ave E, Lemmon, SD  57638.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

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