Ricky “Rick” Lee Blint, 66, of Ft. Madison passed away at 8:37 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
He was born on September 24, 1952 in Ft. Madison to Raymond and Pauline Watznauer Blint. On July 30, 1977 he married Kathy Wood in Ft. Madison. Rick was an industrial painter. He started by helping his dad in his teen years painting barns. He was a member of the Painter’s Union and worked at several factories in the area installing protective coatings. Rick worked for National Church Decorating Company and traveled throughout the Midwest painting Catholic churches. He lastly worked for Allen Blasting and Coating as the shop manager. Rick could build anything and was very meticulous with all he did. He loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time in his shop and showing his grandchildren all the ins and outs of what he could do.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Blint of Ft. Madison; two sons, Jaron (Jen Schmid) Blint of Ft. Madison and Josh (Jo Schmid) Blint of Wever; four grandchildren, Haysten, Max, Kaiah and Kaydence and one brother, Ron Blint of West Point. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will meet with friends from 9 – 11 AM on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Dennis Hoffman officiating. following the visitation. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com