Dr. Loren Don Kintner, 86, of Kissimmee, Fla., died Aug. 21, 2008. Dr. Kintner taught veterinary pathology for 36 years at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the college in 1949 as an instructor in veterinary pathology. From 1952 to 1956, he was an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1956 and a professor in 1963. He began his second career at the State Animal Diagnostic Lab in Kissimmee after his retirement from the university. He found it challenging working with exotic birds, fish, manatees and other marine life.
He was born Feb. 7, 1922, to John and Mertie (Eberly) Kintner in Bryan, Ohio. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1948 from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., before going on to earn his D.V.M. at Ohio State University in Columbus in 1949. He was awarded a Master of Science in veterinary pathology in 1952 from the University of Missouri. In 1956 he was named a Diplomate by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Among his numerous honors, Dr. Kintner received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award in 1966 and 1977, the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teacher Award in 1968, the Amoco Good Teacher Award, University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1977, and the Award of Merit from the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association in 1973.
On Aug. 25, 1946, he married Treva (Carpenter) Kintner. She survives along with one daughter, Susan Kintner, of Orlando, Fla.; one son, David (Diane) Kintner of Granville, Ohio; one brother, Marion (Helen) Kintner of Oregon; and one granddaughter.
He grew up in the Church of the Brethren and loved canoeing and working in his garden with all the sub-tropical plants of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heifer Project. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com. The MU College of Veterinary Medicine awards a scholarship each year honoring Dr. Kintner. To contribute to the scholarship fund, send donations to the University of Missouri, W205 Veterinary Medicine Building, Columbia, MO 65211, and designate the contribution for the Loren D. Kintner Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Award.
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