Darcie Marie Hinds, 46, quietly left this crazy world Sunday morning, January 10, 2021. Born Sept. 13, 1974 at Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh, she was the middle child of Donald D. and Mary L Hinds, currently Fairfield Glade, TN.
She had a lovely apartment in Appleton, but due to declining health for the last several months, had been a resident of Crossroads Care Center, Weyauwega, WI. Darcie was a great person, adored by many, and good to those she loved and trusted. She attended Oshkosh schools. Many of the friends she made in Franklin Kindergarten are still close. She went on to Perry Tipler Middle and West High School with the class of ’93, later attaining her GED and earned a LPN from Fox Valley Tech.
Known for her infectious laugh, Darcie had a great spirit, spunk and fire! She enjoyed participating with friends at Richard’s School of Dance.
Over the years, she battled many addictions; She quit alcohol; She quit smoking. But, how does one quit food?
Even after becoming disabled, she continued to help people. Until her hands no longer cooperated, she sewed things like infant gowns for still born babies.
For eight years she worked the crisis intervention hotline for Winnebago County at Summit House, Oshkosh. Until they closed, Darcie worked as a CNA for nine years at Shelter Village, Ripon, a facility that cared for developmentally challenged people of all ages. There she cared for resident Robert Morris. “Bobby” was a handful for the rest of the staff, but not for Darcie. She could communicate with him like no other. Darcie applied and became Bobby’s legal guardian. Her big heart saw his needs were met and included him in her family.
At the age of 58, he went to join the angels very early Christmas morning, 2012. Bobby and Darcie’s older sister, Dawn will welcome her to Heaven, as well as Victor, Darcie’s silly cat.
Darcie is survived by her parents; brother, Dustin D. Hinds, Allenville, WI. (Only 22 months older than her brother, the two have always been very close.) She is also survived by nephews, Dean Donald James Hinds and Hunter James Bernetzke. Also surviving her are her aunt and uncle, Priscilla (Daniel) Yohann, Fond du Lac, WI; her cousins, Aaron (Jena) Yohann; and Corrine Yohann Bundy, New Salem, WI; and their children Mason & Mia Yohann, and Maebrie and Evelyn Bundy. Many friends are also mourning her loss.
In 2016, she was preceded in death by her older sister Dawn Candice; Also gone before are paternal grandparents, Dean W. and Mary B. Hinds, Ripon, WI, and her maternal grandparents, James B. and Bernice A. Hatch, Rosendale, WI. Also preceding were great uncle and aunt, Neal and Eileen Hinds, Hilbert, WI; and great uncle Adrian Hinds, Pickett, WI; and her maternal great aunt Bernice (James) Hatch Reitsma, Union Grove, WI, and great uncle and aunt Lloyd and Phyllis Hatch, Rosendale, WI.
Darcie’s family would like to thank the staff at Crossroads Care Center, Weyauwega, for their attention and care. It was the first care facility Darcie had positive comments about. You got her hard earned stamp of approval!
Due to current issues with COVID-19, a Celebration of Life is planned for this coming summer in Wisconsin. Final resting place will be Liberty Prairie Cemetery, Pickett, Wisconsin.