Michael A. Hines, 66 of Lansing, Iowa died Friday, June 8, 2018 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Michael Allen Hines, 66, born October 5, 1951 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Herbert and Dorothy (Doud) Hines. Mike graduated from Springville High in 1970. Upon graduation, Mike went to work for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) which was later acquired by the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Mike retired as Project Coordinator US Operations from the CP Railroad in 2011 after forty-one years of service.
On November 22, 1980 Mike and Catherine Kindl were united in marriage. They had two children and later moved to Lansing, Iowa. Mike enjoyed building Mopar hot rods, drag racing at Cordova, and spending time with his family and enjoying his homestead. Mike was also an avid outdoorsman, teaching his children and grandson the love of the Mississippi River and the outdoors along with the gifts it had to offer such as walleye fishing, deer, duck, and pheasant hunting. Mike’s greatest joy was being a grandpa to Hunter who he helped raise. Grandpa never missed a game and was always cheering Hunter on.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy; son, Jason Hines Sgt. USMC (Ret.); daughter, Erin Hines, and grandson, Hunter McKee of Lansing, Iowa. Siblings, Don (Shirley) Hines of Guttenberg, Iowa, Larry (Pat) Hines of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rosie (Don) Miller of Ames, Iowa, Sandy (Wes) Bender of Springville, Iowa and Terry (Trudi) Hines of Olin, Iowa along with many nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Dorothy and Heath Mckee.
Mike will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Celebration of Life will be held June 23, 2018 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion in Springville, Iowa for family and friends, lunch will be provided. There will also be a Celebration of Life held on June 30, 2018 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion- 711 6th Street South, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Lunch will be provided.
The Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing, Iowa assisted the family.