The Ottumwa Courier

December 17, 2013

Howard Hintz

Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Howard “Bud” Hintz, 87, of Davenport, died Dec. 14, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Bud was born in 1926 in Galva, Ill., to Rudolph and Marguerite Hintz. During World War II, he served his country with the U.S. Army. On Sept. 11, 1949, he married Jeanne Kuster in Kewanee, Ill. He worked in the newspaper industry for more than 26 years as advertising manager, first with Lee Enterprises at the Kewanee Star Courier and then from 1962-80 with the Ottumwa Courier. He retired from Newton Manufacturing, for which he sold advertising specialties. Among his varied interests were gardening, golfing, watching Iowa Hawkeye football, woodworking and painting pictures and ceramics.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Nancy (Terrance) Kronfeldt of Davenport, Janet (James) Konrad of St. Louis, Mo., Rita Ullsmith and her fiancée, Chris Tecmire of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dianne (Brian) Hirl of Bettendorf; son, Michael (Gail) Hintz of Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather (Dan) Knudson, Melissa (Michael) West, Chad (Jamie) Konrad, Adam (Kristy) Hintz and Christopher Ullsmith; six great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Barry; and brothers, Paul Hintz and Arthur Hintz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Larry and Bob Hintz.

Services in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3775 Middle Road, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, of which he was a longtime member.

Online condolences may be expressed to Bud’s family by visiting his obituary at

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