Kenneth Allen Hintz
Dec. 1, 1950 - May 1, 2014
Kenneth Allen Hintz, 63, of Lees Summit, formerly of Harrisonville, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Lukes East Hospital in Lees Summit. Funeral services were May 5 at United Methodist Church in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
Kenneth was born Dec. 1, 1950, in Antigo, Wis., a son of Reuben and Helen (Keeper) Hintz. Ken grew up in the Antigo area and was a 1968 graduate of Antigo High School. Ken received his Associate Degree from Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1970; his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972 from Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Ind., and his Masters of Divinity Degree from Christ Seminary Concordia Seminary in Exile in St. Louis in 1974.
Always the educator and teacher, Ken became the Director of the OK House and taught philosophy for 10 years at North Iowa Community College in Mason City, Iowa. Ken accepted the position as State Priest for the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrisonville in 1986, a position he held for five years. He became involved in counseling and therapy, providing services for Harrisonville and Cass County. He also served as a Family Specialist for the Juvenile Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court for a number of years. Ken went on to become the Director Of Career Services for Pinnacle Career Institute, and finally The Director of the Addiction Recovery Program at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in Kansas City. Ken was united in marriage to Janice L. Wiedow, on Oct. 19, 1985, in Raymore. Ken attended the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Reuben, and his uncle Jim Hintz. He is survived by his wife, Jan Hintz, of the home; three daughters, Jessica Hintz of Springfield, Rachel Whitaker and husband, Justin, of Lenexa, Kan., and Amber Scherrer, and husband, Dave, of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; his mother, Helen Hintz, of Antigo, Wis.; two brothers, Kurt Hintz, and wife, Wendy, of Hartford, Wis., and Keith Hintz, and wife, Sharon, of Antigo,Wis.; and four grandchildren, Audrey, Elizabeth, Beckett and Elin.
Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome. com.
Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.