Nathan Riley Hintz, age 12, beloved son of Debbie and Erich Hintz, went home to be with Jesus, unexpectedly, on Friday, March 4, 2011. He was born April 3rd, 1998, with twin brother, Collin, in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was baptized at Shepherd of the Lakes Church, Waupaca, on May 10th, 1998. He was currently a member of St. Paul Church, Manawa. Nathan attended school at Manawa Elementary in his early years. He recently attended 6th grade at New London Middle School. Nathan loved spending time at his grandparents’ farm in Clintonville, especially riding with Uncle Dave on the tractor. He had a great love of tractors! He was always thoughtful of others, looking out for other children, especially his brother, Collin. Nathan enjoyed helping his dad “fix” things and going to the library with his Mom. He is survived by his loving parents, Debbie and Erich, and brother, Collin, all of New London; maternal grandparents, Darhl & Warren Viergutz, (Clintonville), paternal grandfather, Marvin Hintz (Marion); aunts and uncles, Dave & Connie Viergutz family (Clintonville), Vicki & Jody Goss family (Appleton), Dan & Karen Hintz family (Marion), Richard & Kaye Hintz family (Westboro), Beth Hintz family (Janesville), Brian & Neatnapit Hintz family (Thailand), Deb & Mike Mattes(Tigerton), Bruce Hintz (Washington D.C.), Paul & Lisbeth Hintz family (Weyauwega), Doug Hintz (Arlington, MA), Ruth & Frank Bauer Jr. (Scandinavia), Pam & John Moe family (Winchester), cousins and extended family; special friends Jodi & Tony Alix family, Patti Jensen, and Brenda Jenks and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, William and Irene Viergutz, Ervin & Jeanette Rindt, grandmother, Mae Dawn Hintz, aunt, Carol Hintz, and cousin, Steven Hintz. Nathan was loved by his family and all who knew him. We will miss him greatly but know he is now with the Lord. Isaiah 43:1 I have called you by name, you are mine. The funeral service for Nathan was held on Monday, March 7, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Wally Waite officiating. Burial was in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Pella. Friends called at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. and on Monday at the church from Noon until the time of the service.