DeEtta Kintzler

DeEtta Kintzler

Jan 1, 1909 - Sep 3, 2010
DeEtta Kintzler of Riverton died on Friday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 101. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 13, at the United Methodist Church in Riverton, with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Davis Funeral Home. DeEtta Archer Kintzler was born in Moorfield, Neb., in 1909, the daughter of Pearle Bush and Jay Archer. She later moved with her family to Aurora, Neb. In 1918, they moved to Broken Bow, Neb. She attended high school at Broken Bow and was graduated in 1926. She attended the University of Nebraska/Kearney State Teachers' College. She was married to C.H. "Budd" Kintzler on Aug. 21, 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Kintzler farmed for five years before moving to Riverton in 1937 due to the drought. Her family said Mr. Kintzler enjoyed reading and visiting with her family. Over the years, she was a school teacher, substitute teacher, and piano teacher. She was active in the United Methodist Church, the Women's Society, a charter member of the Do and Enjoy Extension Club, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Kintzler was the first housemother at Central Wyoming College for the girls' dormitory on West Main Street. She was a sales clerk at the Golden Rule Department Store and a curator at the Riverton Museum. Survivors include two sons, Kay Kintzler and his wife Alice, and Jerry Kintzler and his wife Lori, daughter in law, Dorothy Kintzler; grandchildren, Tom Kintzler, Patty and Lee Shaffer, Randy Kintzler, Steve and Tina Kintzler, Dan Kintzler, Tim Kintzler, Jeff Kintzler, Pam and Troy Graham, Lisa and Steve Powell, Mark Kintzler, Kari and Kurt Bond, Kurt and Renzie Kintzler, Ed and Pam Goodman, and Dave and Amy Goodman; 38 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Golden. Preceding her in death was her husband, Budd Kintzler; daughter, Delene Goodman, and son, Buddy Kintzler. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Riverton. On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com Local arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.