Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Larry Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Meriden. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the Church on Saturday. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and continue on Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Don was born March 13, 1941 in Cherokee, to Roy C. Kintigh and Ruth M. (Scott) Kintigh. He grew up in the Grand Meadow area graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1958. He attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, Neb. He was married to Naomi C. Bastian on May 27, 1961 at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church. The couple had lived in the Meriden area most of their married life. Don had managed Caswell Farrowing unit, managed the LeMars Sears catalogue store, operated Don's Refrigeration and Air Conditioning service, worked at Taylor Refrigeration in Cherokee and Cherokee Mental Health Institute in the maintenance department, retiring in 2006. After his retirement he continued operating Kintigh Electrical Service.
He was a member of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, Grand Meadow Heritage Center Board, Little Sioux Red Power Club, Little Sioux Wildlife and had been a member of the Meriden Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. His pride and joy was restoring the Farmall Model M Tractor that belonged to his father and time spent with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Harold F. Kintigh.
He is survived by his wife Naomi, a son Michael W. Kintigh and his wife Becci of Rapid City, South Dakota and their children Weston Kintigh and his wife Jamila and her daughter Alexis, Kylie and Shayna Kintigh, a son Gerald D. "Gerri" Kintigh and his wife Tara of Meriden, Iowa and their son Luke Kintigh; a brother Stanley Kintigh and his wife Lorna of Minnetonka, Minnesota; a sister-in-law Dorris M. Kintigh of Storm Lake, Iowa, several nieces and nephews.