Hans Richard Yentz



Memorial Contributions

 Tunnels to Towers Foundation

2361 Hylan Blvd.

Staten Island, NY 10306


Kids Food Basket

2055 Oak Industrial Dr. NE #C

Grand Rapids, MI 49505


 Brother Dan’s Food Pantry

415 State Street

Petoskey MI 49770

Hans Richard Yentz, 58, of Ada, passed away at home on Monday, December 26, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Yentz and Marie (nee) Au Claire; mother-in-law, Judith Townsend; grandparents, Theodore and Madeline Au Claire, and Edith Haar; brother, Karl Yentz; sister, Emily Hoffman; nephew, Erik Yentz; and uncles, Allen Yentz and Theodore Au Claire. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 34 years, Susan L. Yentz; sons, Maxwell Yentz, Benjamin Yentz; father-in-law, Col. Thomas W. Townsend; brother, Daniel (Lindsey) Hoffman; brother-in-law, Jay (Kim) Townsend; sister-in-law, Dr. Susan (Jack Smith) Day; niece, Harper Hoffman; nephew, Nolan Hoffman; and beloved pets, Maddie and Mabel. After the untimely death of his parents, Hans was raised by his aunt and uncle, Pat and Fred Hoffman, who deeply mourn his loss. He is fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Hans was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan and also earned a graduate degree from the prestigious Duke University School of Business. He worked in medical device sales and was a manager for Bard, Johnson & Johnson, and Abbott. Hans enjoyed his time as a member of the Egypt Valley Country Club, as well as spending time golfing and boating.

His greatest loves were his wife and his sons, especially watching his sons play golf. Never at a loss for a smile or a hug for anyone who needed one, Hans was always the life of the party and enjoyed his red wine. He cherished his time in Petoskey and at Cross Village and loved his cars. While Hans always had a big heart for the elderly, he took great pride in his efforts to honor our military servicemen and service women.

The family will meet with friends and relatives Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 5-8pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 11:00 am at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church Marion Chapel, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301 with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Logan Weber, Rev. Leonard Sudlik concelebrant. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, MI. Memorial contributions may be made Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10306, Kids Food Basket, 1300 Plymouth Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, or to Brother Dan’s Food Pantry, 415 State Street Petoskey MI 49770.

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14 Responses

  1. I’m so saddened to know the hardship your family is going through, and I want to offer my sincere condolences.

  2. Am so sad to see this. Ive been wondering for so many years about Hanz and Carl. Please accept my deepest condolences, Hoffman and family…..God bless you all.

  3. Heart breaking . . . sending lots of hugs and prayers for peace and comfort to the family.

  4. My deepest condolences to the family of and to the friends who loved Hans, and personally to Pat and Fred Hoffman, there are no words for your loss, God bless you all. May his memory be a blessing as he flys with the angels.

  5. Sue and family I am holding you all in my heart and Sending Peace, Love and a Great Big Hug???????? ????. I am at a loss for words

  6. Sue,
    Jill and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are saying prayers for you and your family.
    With all our love to you,

    Tom and Jill

  7. Sue, our deepest sympathies to you, we are so sorry. Saying prayers for you and your family for strength and peace during this very difficult time. With love, Tom and JIll Armstrong

  8. Sue, I am so sorry to hear the news of Hans’ death and my heart goes out to you and your boys. I remember how kind and cheerful he was whenever I met him. I hope your memories of the good times together give you comfort at this difficult time.
    With fond wishes, Robert Dibley.

  9. Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hans was a bright light within our Abbott team.

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