MONTICELLO — Ernest Richard “Dick” Krintz, 82, Monticello, passed away at 9 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1932, in White County to the late Ernest W. and Bertha (Campbell) Krintz. On Sept. 22, 1957, in Wolcott, he married Kathryn Owens, and she survives.
Dick was a 1950 graduate of Monticello Union Township High School and of DeVry University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War aboard the USS Deuel APA-160.
He worked as an engineer for NIPSCO from which he retired. He also worked for Help You Buy as a real estate sales representative.
He was a faithful member of Monticello United Methodist Church where he served as a past Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. He was a member of the American Legion, AmVets, a lifetime member of the VFW, and served on the local Color Guard for several years. He was also a member of the Moose and the FOP.
He taught a hunter’s safety class for a few years, served as chairman of the Meadow Lawn PTO, volunteered for Contact Help, and managed Hubbard’s little league team for 10 years. He passionately served as a committee member for the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship program for a number of years.
He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and Cubs baseball.
In addition to his wife, Katie, he is survived by three sons, Stanley R. Krintz (companion, Terry Cummings) of Orlando, Fla., Stewart B. Krintz (companion, Joyce Haygood) of Wolcott, Douglas W. (Penny) Krintz of Chalmers; sister, Mary Lou Anderson of Monticello; seven grandchildren, Jason B. Krintz, Jeremy A. Krintz, Jamie L. Garrett, Holly R. Krintz, Ashley N. Hauer, Amanda K. Krintz, and Eva M. Krintz; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden Scott, and Aubrie Garrett.
He was also preceded in death by a bother, Robert F. Krintz; sister, Phyllis Jean Jewett; and a son, David Karl Krintz.