In memory of

Lester "Keith" Hines

April 23, 1934 - August 3, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Lester "Keith" Hines

Lester "Keith" Hines

Born: April 23, 1934
Died: August 3, 2020
Age: 86
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   Keith Hines, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020, after reaching the age of 86. He died peacefully at home with his beloved wife Judith and his family by his side. Born on April 23, 1934, to parents Forrest and Ella (Larson) Hines, Lester Keith Hines was baptized in the Galbraith Methodist Church in Nemaha, IA, on June 16, 1935. He attended country school then attended Nemaha High School where he graduated from in 1952.
   Keith met the love of his life and best friend, Judith, and they were married on July 24, 1954, in Jackson, MN. They were blessed with 66 years of marriage and three children: Douglas, Lesa, and Kim. Keith genuinely cared for and wished the best for everyone. His love knew no bounds and he was the type of person everyone strived to be. He was a shining example of what hard work looked like and what kindness for others truly meant.
   He was a committed man who always went the extra mile in everything he did. He owned and operated one of the first portable pit farrowing trailers for which he was featured in the Farm Journal. In 1980, he was named Sac County Master Pork Producer of the Year.
   As a deeply-rooted community member, he participated as a school board member for numerous years, sat on the Sac City Arts Council, and served as an Elder and on the council at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City. Keith was willing and eager to assist others wherever and whenever he could. Keith led by example.
   Keith shared his many passions such as music, flying his airplane, traveling, Cushman Scooter trips, attending school events and performances, and photography with his family. His sheer optimism, unwavering faith, unconditional love, and dedication to making a difference in others’ lives were profound.  He was a guiding light for his family and everyone who was blessed to have known him.
   Keith's soul radiated love, kindness, gentleness, and honesty.
   He is preceded in death by his son, Douglas Keith Hines; parents, Forrest and Ella Hines; brother, Gerald (Dorothy) Hines; sister, Magel (Jim) Goetchious; step-granddaughter, Melissa Dettman; mother-in-law, Melva Porter; father-in-law, Hubert Porter; and brother-in-law, Mike Porter.
   Keith is survived by loving wife, Judith Hines of Sac City, IA; children Lesa (Reggie) Ringgenberg of Sac City, IA, and Kim Mason of Polk City, IA; grandchildren: Tracy (Jacob) Morgan, Ben (Katie) Mason, David (Paula) Rogers, Abby (Tyler) Rix, Andy Corderman, Laura May (Chase) Chapman, Leslie (Trenton) Kos, Daniel (Thaia) Mason, Jessica Hines, Haley Hines, step-granddaughters Ayla (Keith) Loughry and Alyssa Ringgenberg (fiance Nick); 15 great-grandchildren and many other beloved friends and relatives.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS Keith's family request memorials be sent to:
Keith Hines Memorial
c/o Kindred Hospice
831 North Griffith Road
Carroll, Iowa 51401

Tribute Video
11:00 a.m., Saturday
August 15, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday
August 14, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:27 PM
“Sixty years ago, my wife and I had started farming just north of Keith and Judy. We had many good times playing cards until the wee hours of the morning. Keith and I would flash our tractor lights at each other as we plowed the ground, late into the night. Lots of fun—-, good times. My wife and I left Sac City for Garden Grove, Iowa in 1964. Being a pilot, I had a landing strip on our farm. One day Keith and his passenger, Burnett Domino, flew all the way to southern Iowa to visit us. Today I was flying above the mountains, covered with an early snow, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Wouldn’t it have been great if Keith could have been along? All our sympathies to Judy and the Hines family. Pleasant memories.
Fred and Kay Olson”
- Fred Olson
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM
“Judy and family, Jeanne and I send our sincere condolences. We both still remember the good times after football games that Doug and I played in. It was always great to see you and Keith after games in Sioux City or games on the road. Many great memories.”
- John & Jeanne Ehn
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:41 AM
“Will miss seeing Keith at the Villager on Sunday mornings, our sympathy to you and your family.”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 3:07 PM
“I was saddened to learn today of Keith's passing. I had considerable contact with him during the years that I published the newspapers in Sac City and always enjoyed talking to him and had great respect for him. He was always interested in what was best for the community. He had a very easy-going way about him that made it easy to be his friend. I send my sincere condolences to his family.”
- Gregg Knowles
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:04 PM
“I can't think of a better role model to look up to than Keith! I have a ton of respect for Keith and Judy Hines! I'm sure he will be a shining star in heaven!”
- David Boysen
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:04 PM
“Dear Judy and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. He will certainly be missed in our neighborhood. He had such a warm smile and told the best stories. Usually Judy was in the background saying, “Now, Keith! Don’t tell her that story!”😂
Many years ago, Keith promised to take my brothers and I up in his plane. We were so excited! Well, we got buckled into his plane all ready to take off and he had some kind of engine trouble. We never got off the ground and we helped him push the plane back to the hanger.
I’m sure Keith is enjoying a flight without any engine trouble in heaven.
In the fall, Keith and I would wave at each other from our tractors as we drive back and forth to the elevator.
I pray your many memories fill your hearts during this difficult time.
Love, Mary (Mueggenberg) Stilwell”
- Mary (Mueggenberg) Stilwell
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“To the entire Hines family you have our deepest sympathy , Keith was one of the easiest people to visit with and had some great humor. He will be missed by all.”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. We will always remember Keith from church, but more importantly one of the first people to welcome us into Sac City. He was 1 of a kind! Hugs to all of you!”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. We know these last years have been a struggle. He was a truly fine man and will be missed by many in the community.”
- Jeannette and Chuck Strain
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“Lorry & I were so stunned to hear about Keith's passing today. He has left an indelible mark upon my life in my heart with his warmth kindness and joyous nature. One of the few people that could get my old man to actually laugh in front of us kids. Whose joy and kindness will live on through all the people he is touched In his 4 score and 6 years he grace this Earth. Again or sympathies”
- Steve Stabbe
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“I am so sorry. Mom and dad so enjoyed speaking with you both at the Villager and I appreciated you after they passed.”
- Suzanne Johnson
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. You have our deepest sympathies. ”
- Bob Page and Teresa Mahler
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“Thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- marla friedrichsen
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and all the family!
I enjoyed working for Keith back in my high school days, as it gave me gas money to cruse the hwy 20 strip back then!
Memories will always be etched!
May God bless him and all of you!
Kraig Kitt ”
- Kraig Kitt
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“Judie, Lisa, & Kim- We were so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him & our many card games! You have our deepest sympathy!”
- Ed & Mairlys Rehm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:42 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Keith! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Rose Harjes
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:42 AM
“Sincere sympathy to Keith's family.”
- Ray and Jackie Hellmann
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:42 AM
“Judie, Lesa and Kim, My heart goes out to you as you mourn the loss of dear Keith. He was one of the nicest people I've known and played a big role in my life during middle school and high school. We will all miss him dearly. Keeping you and your families in my prayers.
- Kathy (Rehm) Ridnour
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:42 AM
“Prayers & sympathy to you, Judy & your family!!! May your cherished memories bring you comfort at this sad time!”
- Jan & Bill Engler
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:47 PM
“Sorry to hear of Keith’s passing . He was a dear classmate. ”
- Dick and June Mooney
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM
“Judy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He was a great guy!! Loved our visits in church and on the farm. God's peace”
- Jane Nees
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM
“Judy, Lesa, Kim: No words can describe how much Keith impacted our family, especially Dad. We are so sorry for your loss.”
- Linda & Sally Dreeszen
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM
“Sorry to hear about Keith's passing. Thoughts and Prayers.”
- James and Dustin Miller " The UPS Lady Family"
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM
“In the vernacular of pilots world, Keith has "gone west".
May your skies be forever clear and your travels smooth with magnificent vistas forever.
- russ davis
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:58 AM
“My sincerest sympathies to your family at this time of loss. Keith was a great guy and will be fondly remembered.”
- Sara Thompson
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:37 PM
“Ed and I are so very sorry for your loss. ”
- Jane Hawks
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM
“Rest In Peace young man Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM
“My deepest sympathies ”
- Jo Ellerbrock
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:39 PM
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
- Gale Johnson
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