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William Ray Zintz February 26, 1945 - November 11, 2020

William “Bill” Ray Zintz , 75, of Boise, Idaho died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at home. He was born on February 26, 1945 in Blue River, Wisconsin, the son of John and Martha (Dyer) Zintz. Bill married Lynn Ekleberry on December 3, 1965 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Earlier in life, he loved hunting and was a very skilled archer. When he retired in 2007, Bill and Lynn moved to Pueblo West, Colorado and built their dream Southwest home, with lots of niches for his beautiful artwork and carvings. Bill blessed so many with his carvings, and he received many awards in recognition of his talent. His family was very important to him, especially his wife, Lynn, and his grandchildren, Jackson Kainz of Pueblo West, Colorado, and Isabella Ewing of Boise, Idaho. There are few people in this world who know what they like and dislike more than Bill, and there was no way you’d change his mind either!

Bill is survived by his wife, Lynn Zintz of Boise, Idaho, his daughters Carmen Ewing and Vicki Thompson of Boise, Idaho, his grandchildren, Jackson Kainz and Isabella Ewing, his siblings, Bonita (Ray) Hirschfield of Readstown, Wisconsin, Joellen (Ray) Lawrence of Jamestown, North Dakota, Dennis Zintz of Verona, Wisconsin, and Peggy Hampton of Richland Center, Wisconsin and many other friends and family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents

There will be a memorial service Monday, November 16 2020 at 2pm Mountain time.  Zoom link and info provided below.

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    Linda Markin says

    Love & Condolences to the Zintz family. They were my 2nd family growing up.

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    Misty Bergsrud (Hirschfield) says

    Rip Uncle Bill! Give Grandma Zintz a big hug and kiss from us!

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    Shari Henrich says

    Prayers are being sent to the entire family, that you will find amazing comfort from our Lord and Savior. I treasure seeing and talking to cousin Bill a few years ago, and will most of all remember him as a man of God. “But thanks be to God! He give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 15:57) Cousin Bill has his victory!

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    Sandy says

    Bill hasn’t change much since we saw him last!! Older of course, but still the wonderful person he always was!! So very sorry to hear of him passing!! So very sorry Polly!! We are all getting up there in age, but I always hope we have many more years! Take care of yourself and the family. He will be right there with you, guiding you! I am so glad your family is close to you! That is so important! He was such a great archer!! Always enjoyed helping him out as much as we could!! Our daughter is now the bowyer of the Deathwish Longbows. Steve and Shawn are go kart racing now. Take care my dear friend, you have always been in my heart and always will be! Write back when ever you can.

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    Beth Gearhart says

    We loved Bill, we enjoyed many outings together, meals and great conversations. We continued our friendship when he moved to Idaho. He was so gracious, traveling to see us and transporting me hours to our son’s house.
    We admired his artistic talent and have a normal sized sheep he made. We were also gifted with Quail and then a gorgeous cardinal that hangs proudly in our home.
    The world has lost a great man and friend, but we know he just changed residences.
    Until we see you again Bill…..

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    Bernard Fowler says

    So very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing !
    Bun and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Bun has great memories of his ” cuz ”
    Blessings to you all.
    Bun & Karen

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    Daniel D Gajdosik says

    Sorry, for your loss. You and I were just talking about him when I saw you at Walmart.

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    David Brent Thompson says


    So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. You and your family take care.

    Your Lower Horse Creek classmate from Richland Center Wisconsin.

    Dave Thompson

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