Joseph C. Kintzle – Edgewood

Joseph C. Kintzle, 82, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his home and was welcomed into the arms of The Lord on December 9, 2022, following an extended illness. 

Joseph was born in Bernard, Iowa, to Milton and Clara (Schaffer) Kintzle on July 24, 1940. He grew up three miles north of Greeley, and attended Greeley Public School until the 10th grade. Joe’s father passed away from a farm accident when Joe was just nine years old. After leaving school he began working full time on the family farm at the age of 15. Joe later earned his GED. 

Joe enlisted in the United States Army and went to boot camp in July 1959, at Fort Hood, Texas. He served two years as an infantryman with his last duty station in Fort Lewis, Washington. Joe was honorably discharged in 1961. He was very proud to have served our country and later became a member of the Edgewood Legion. Joe loved marching in the annual Memorial Day services at the Edgewood Cemetery each year.

Joseph Kintzle married Judith Schuster from Bernard, on October 13, 1962, at Sacred Heart Church in Fillmore. They made their home on the Kintzle family farm until 1969 at which time they purchased a farm of their own two miles northeast of Edgewood. There they farmed and raised six children. In 1998, Joe and Judi built a home three miles west of Edgewood and continued to crop farm. Joe and Judi celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2012. Joe lost his loving wife of 52 years in August of 2014.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was well known for being a hard-working Iowa boy. He adored his grandchildren, and they adored him. In the 70’s Joe was a member of the Greeley light weight rope pull team. Joe was an avid card player and self-proclaimed Mr. Euchre. You could find him every Tuesday uptown playing cards with his friends and family. 

Joe is survived by his five daughters and one son, Jody (Jim) Kerns of Edgewood, Denise Child of Cedar Falls, Lisa Nickerson of Des Moines, Lori Kintzle of Cedar Rapids, Vicki (Nathan) Chupka of Cedar Falls; and Randy (Teresa) Kintzle of Wells, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; his four siblings, Bill (Lynda) Kintzle of Cedar Falls, Tom (Verna) Kintzle of Edgewood, Frank (Geri) Kintzle of Cedar Rapids, and Marge Billings of Manchester; and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife Judith; parents Milton and Clara, two infant brothers, John and Nicholas, and in-laws Fred and Dorothy Schuster.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be donated to the Edgewood Legion, Osborne Conservation Center, and St. Marks Church.

Joe’s Mass of Christian Burial will be livestreamed at

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Mass of Christian Burial:  3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Edgewood, Iowa, with Rev. John Haugen presiding.

Visitation:  12:00 noon. to 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Edgewood, Iowa.

Interment with Military Rites:  St. Mark Catholic Cemetery – Edgewood, Iowa

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