It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Damion Kintzler, a beloved son, husband, father, brother, and friend, who departed this world on October 3, 2023. He was 48 years old.
Damion was born on a sunny June 1, 1975, in Park Ridge, Illinois, to his loving parents, Bruce Kintzler and Holly Glander. He was a graduate of Griggsville High School, class of 1994, where he began to cultivate his unique artistic talents. Following his passion for the arts, he moved to Florida to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he honed his creativity and made life-long friends.
Damion’s professional roofing career began at an early age (not his choice). He found himself on various roofs early on and never really stopped roofing. As he progressed through the various stages of his life and career, he became an accomplished superintendent of a commercial roofing contractor. To say that this is a difficult and demanding job would be an understatement! Risky and fraught with danger he organized and completed tough projects. While he had some satisfaction with that aspect of his job his greatest pride and feeling of accomplishment were his guys. The roofers who did that hard, hot, and dangerous job were his brothers and friends. He could relate.
Damion was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Lyla, born on April 1, 2000. Damion was an extraordinarily proud and loving father. If given any opportunity, Damion would tell you of Lyla’s many accomplishments.
On November 12, 2011, Damion married the love of his life, Tiffany Allard. Together, they embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, a mutual appreciation for VWs, and many cherished memories.
One of the most significant joys in Damion's life was the bond he shared with his beloved feline friend, Dexter. The two shared an unbreakable connection that brought immense comfort and companionship to his life.
Beyond his artistic endeavors, Damion was a man of many interests. He had a fondness for fishing and could often be found at the gun range, enjoying the thrill of hitting targets with precision.
Damion will be fondly remembered for his mischievous grin that could light up a room and his infectious laughter that brought joy to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His sense of humor was truly one of a kind. He was a fun uncle who lit up his nephews’ lives with explosive gifts, sending laughter and joy soaring like rockets and fireworks.
Damion is survived by his adoring wife, Tiffany, his beloved daughter, Lyla, his parents, Bruce Kintzler and Holly and Doug Glander, his sisters, Rachel Kintzler and Carly (Adam) Steinhoff, and his brother, Grant Kintzler. He also leaves behind his cherished nieces and nephews, Anna, Lily, Michael, Graham, Elliot, and Finn. In addition, Damion will be dearly missed by many loving extended family members and close friends, including Josh Craig and Jeremy Craven, who were like brothers to him.
Damion Kintzler's departure leaves a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends, and his legacy of laughter, love, and creativity will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to share in his journey through life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Damion's honor. Damion's family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.