Frederick E. "Cowboy Fred" Kintz, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at his home in Huntington, IN.
Mr. Kintz graduated in 1966 from South Bend Central High School and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University of Fort Wayne. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict and was decorated with a Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the VFW Post 2689 and American Legion Post 7, all of Huntington.
He was born May 1, 1948, in South Bend to Joseph C. and Jane (Hickey) Kintz. His parents survive in Phoenix, AZ.
Additional survivors are a daughter, Gwendolyn (Brian) Niec, of Cicero; a son, Jonathan A. (Jennifer) Kintz, of Noblesville; five sisters, Patricia Bunton and Sharon Kintz, both of Phoenix, AZ; Mary Hanifin, of Vacaville, CA; Janice Pagano, of Niles, MI; and Kathleen Carr, of South Bend; and two brothers, Lawrence Kintz, of Houston, TX, and John Kintz, of Muenster, TX.
Calling is Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, with Rev. John Pfister officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with VFW Post 2689 performing graveside military rites.
Memorials are to the VFW Post 2689 Military Burial Detail Fund in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana 46750.
The online guest book may be signed at www.baileylove.com .