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Merrill Victor Kintz

January 9, 1945 — December 12, 2019

Victor Kintz (Merrill Victor Kintz)

An inspiration to many who knew him, Victor “Vic” Kintz (Merrill Victor Kintz) went to his Heavenly reward on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2019, having suffered a heart attack. Born to Jack and Arlene (Trine) Kintz in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on January 9, 1945, his family moved to western Colorado, settling in Hotchkiss where Vic graduated from high school. Part of an athletic and teaching family, he attended Colorado College and Western State College where he played basketball, earned a Master’s degree in education, and met the love of his life Sharon (McConnell). The two married in the summer of 1971 and would later give birth to Daniel, Deborah, Laurie, Shelly, and Andrew.

A brother, father, coach, teacher, student, friend, and servant of the poor, Vic led by example. In Faith, Hope, and Charity he inspired everyone to be the best they could be, and regardless of one’s place in life, he challenged everyone to achieve their personal best. Having met adversity throughout his life, including terminal brain cancer (which went into remission), he focused on others instead of himself and continued to live life to its fullest. The jokes he told made others feel welcome, and his vocational and volunteer outreach efforts were made to make everyone feel like a brother and sister in Christ. No doubt, if given the chance, Vic would thank everyone who made his life worth living, even those who took him out of his comfort zone.

Victor is survived by his wife Sharon, his children Dan Kintz (wife Kim), Debbie Butler (husband Trevor), Laurie Broyles (husband Kyle), Shelly Kintz, and Andrew Kintz; grandchildren (Nicolas, Zach, Dylann, Bailee, Brody, Maximus); and siblings Don, Ed, Larry, Loretta, and Terri; as well as nieces and nephews, and cousins.

A Vigil service with Rosary will be held at 6pm on December 18th, and a Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on December 19th, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Montrose.

Memorial donations may be made Hope West hospice care at (970) 241-2212.

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