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Randy Hinton

Clear Lake - A funeral service for Randy Hinton will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake. A dinner will follow the service at the Surf Ballroom.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake and will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Randy J. Hinton Memorial Fund which will be distributed to non-profit organizations in his memory.

Randal James Hinton was born September 13, 1951, in Lake City, son of James and Iris (Roseke) Hinton. The family lived in the Rutland and Fort Dodge area moving to Algona. Randy graduated from Algona High School in 1970. In 1971, Randy moved to Bancroft when he and his father purchased Bancroft Implement.
In 1973, he married Jodi Elbert, to this union five children were born.

Randy was all about work but cared just as much about helping people. He took his vision of growing his business from one implement to 10 creating the Red Power Team. Randy was a tremendous father, grandfather, husband, boss, and friend. His smile would light up a room and a quick joke would have the room in stitches.

Randy married Valerie Hayes on July 27, 2016. He loved being with her and his family at the lake house and at his acreage. He enjoyed driving his 1206 tractor and he spent much of his free time riding around the countryside with his dog Emmy. His favorite hobby was tractor pulling winning the Grand National Circuit in 1990. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and boating. 

Randy put up a great fight against cancer but decided it was time to move on and be at peace. Randy died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. He was 65.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie Hayes of Clear Lake; five children, Angie Hinton of Britt, Jamie (Michael) Knorr of Clear Lake, Rob (Andrea) Hinton of Humboldt, Abbie (Ryan) Zimmerman of Algona, and Joe (Chelsie) Hinton of Clear Lake; two step-children, Bobby Hayes of Des Moines, and Alex Hayes of Clear Lake; 13 grandchildren, Bryce and Blake Baker, Jace, Maxton, and Kasen Knorr, Eli and Eliot Hinton, Owen and Kaylee Zimmerman, Adalee and Emrik Meyer, and Ryker and Kyler Hinton. He is also survived by a sister, Lynette (Tom) Vaske of Webster City, and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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