Funeral services for Everett Kinter will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.
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Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, and one hour prior to the service at church.
Everett Kinter, 84, of Rochester, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester.
Everett Charles Kinter was born July 26, 1929, in LeRoy, to William Clayton and Barbara (Staley) Kinter. He attended Chester #7 country school through the eighth grade and was the first in his family to go onto high school, graduating from LeRoy High School with the class of 1947. He married Maxine Johnson on Aug. 28, 1948, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church. They lived and worked in Minneapolis until moving back to the LeRoy area in late 1949.
Everett was active in 4-H and Boy Scouts as a youth and liked to play softball and sing in various groups and quartets. After moving back to LeRoy, he began a career of over 40 years of working in floor covering. He also owned and managed a Root Beer Barrel for several years. He sang with the Forte Milers Barbershoppers for many years. He was always busy with church activities: choir, Sunday school teacher, usher, on the council, and served a term as church president. Everett was a member of the LeRoy Lutheran Church, and later while living in Rochester, he attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Community activities were also a priority: Boy Scout leader, serving as a fireman, council member, and mayor of LeRoy for 10 years. The Shooting Star Trail was initiated during this time.
Everett's love of fishing and hunting went back to his youth when he brought home food for the table. Annual fishing trips with his fishing buddies made for wonderful memories in his later years. There were many camping trips with his family through the years.
Everett is survived by his three children, Mark (Kris) Kinter of Spring Park, Karen Barth of LeRoy and Kevin Kinter of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Ryan (Sara) Kinter of Seattle, Wash., and Amber, Matthew and Kaylee Kinter of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Spencer and Kelsey Kinter of Seattle, Wash.; and his long-time partner, Marlene Davis and her family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maxine, grandson, Kyle Kinter, brothers, Leo, LuVern and Dale, and sister, Deloris.
Condolences may be left online at hindtfuneralhomes.com.
Hindt Funeral Home
615 N Broadway Ave
Le Roy, MN 55951
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Apr. 10, 2014