Ryan Gregory Kintzel
Ryan Gregory Kintzel, 43, of Amana, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
A celebration of Ryan's life will be held at Grace Community Church in North Liberty on Saturday, March 17. A time of visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m with service immediately following. Burial of his cremated remains will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty, with firefighter honors and last call.
Ryan was born Jan. 5, 1975, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Gregory E. and Cynthia (Howe) Kintzel. Ryan was united in marriage with Kelly Eggers on Jan. 19, 2012, on the island of Kauai. Ryan owned Kintzel Construction and Crane Service, a successful business that created countless personal and professional relationships. He previously was employed by Skogman Construction for many years. Ryan was a volunteer firefighter on the Amana and Norway fire departments, also serving as an EMT for a period of time. Ryan was a licensed pilot and owned a hot-air balloon, which was a hobby he was very passionate about. Ryan's family was the most important part of his life. Together they enjoyed camping, family trips and simply spending time together. Ryan was truly a kid at heart and his children adored him.
Ryan is survived by his wife, Kelly; his children, Raegan, Lillian, Graysen, Madden and Keonna; brothers, Travis Kintzel (Sara) and Tyler Kintzel (Jennifer); mother, Cynthia Kintzel (Wayne Meyer); grandparents, Everett and Doris Kintzel; Kelly's parents, Bill and Sharon Eggers; sisters-in-law, Kristyn Schulte (Adam) and Sherry Jiras (Steve); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Gregory, and several grandparents.
The family wishes to request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ryan's honor to the children's trust fund at Fairfax State Bank. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.gayandciha.com.
Ryan will be remembered for loving his family and all the lives he touched. Ryan's generous gift of organ donation will impact the lives of many.