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Mary Jane Hinz


Mary Jane Hinz, 98, formerly of Sun City West passed away May 7, 2022, in Rock Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, Surprise, AZ. Funeral Services are pending at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Please visit for an extended obituary. Mary Jane loved to golf, socialize, and travel with her many friends. She is survived by son, Gary P. Unferth; stepchildren: Walter D. Hinz, Susan (Hinz) Lacaeyse, Sally (Hinz) Scheuermann, Thomas Hinz; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands (Paul Unferth, 1963; Walter D. Hinz, 2002) her parents, and daughter Connie (Unferth) Miller. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.