Richard Peter Lintner, formerly of Scottsdale, AZ, who went by "Rick" later in life, passed away at age 81 on October 18, 2021, in Apple Valley, MN.
Rick was born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from high school, Rick
enlisted in the U.S. Army. For the next four years he would serve at various domestic military
bases, going as far afield as Anchorage, Alaska. He then took advantage of the GI Bill and went
to the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and majored in history - something he would
gladly share his wealth of knowledge of when prodded. Rick enjoyed repairing and selling vintage slot machines; attending flea markets; and collecting poker chips, coins, and Southwest native artwork. He loved shopping at multiple grocery stores for the best deals and would be running to the store every day. He loved playing slot machines at the casino and even had some jackpots throughout the years.
Rick met his wife Linda Musial in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They married in 1975, settled, and raised a family in Madison, Wisconsin. He worked for the state of Wisconsin for many years before retiring in 2003. That same year, Rick moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he met his long-time girlfriend, Marge Metz.
In 2020, after a number of health incidents, Rick moved to a care facility in Apple Valley, MN, to be closer to family.
He maintained his sense of humor and easygoing attitude until the end of his life. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his two children and former wife.
He was preceded in death by his father Carlton; mother Betty; and brothers John, Bob, and Tom. He is survived by his two loving children, Sara (Birdie the dog) and Todd (Julia); his girlfriend, Marge Metz; his former wife, Linda Musial-Lintner; his sister, Kathy (Roger) Maki; his grandchildren Owen and Micah Lintner; and his poodle, Gigi.
Rick's visitation was 9:30 am on Friday, October 22, at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley, MN, with a funeral service at 10:30 am. Burial followed at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
White Funeral Home
Apple Valley 952-432-2001
Published by Sun This Week from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3, 2021.