H. Lee Brintnall, 92
H. Lee Brintnall, 92, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at The Willows of Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the First Congregational Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. to the time of the service at the church. A private graveside service will take place at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Riverside Cemetery (Derecho clean-up fund), Iowa River Hospice, or The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Lee Brintnall was born at St. Thomas Hospital on May 22, 1928, to Ken and Ruth Brintnall. He attended Franklin Elementary, Central Jr. High, and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1946. Lee attended Grinnell College for two years, then transferred to Washington University (St. Louis). Following graduation, he served our country in the Army for two years during the Korean war. While at Grinnell College, he met Valois Ann Jensen. They married in Graettinger, IA, on November 30, 1952. They are the parents of David J., Barbara A, and Grant C. Brintnall. At 14, Lee started working at Brintnall’s Department Store and continued through high school. Younkers purchased Brintnall’s store in 1948. Lee managed the Younkers Department Store in downtown Des Moines and Marshalltown until 1966. He worked and as a Manager/Buyer for Grahams Department store in Ottumwa from 1966 to 1970. Lee and his family moved back to Marshalltown in 1970, where he began a banking career with Commercial State Bank. Lee retired in 1986 from what is now U.S. Bank. During his banking years, he earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Lee’s interests include railroading, circus’ fire engines, and most of all, cruising the world ‘s oceans and seas with Valois. He was active in community work, serving as past president of Junior Achievement, Marshalltown Rotary Club, and the MCC Foundation. He served on the Community Concert Association and Chamber of Commerce board of directors, served as a Water Works trustee and YWCA trustee, and the “Y” Heritage Club. He was a past treasurer of the Animal Rescue League and was a deacon at First Congregational Church. In later years, he volunteered his time at the Marshalltown Public Library and loved the years he read stories to kindergarteners at St. Francis school. Lee was a good man and a great provider to his family. As a lifelong Republican and now deceased, Lee figures his next vote will be Democrat.
Lee is survived by his wife of 68 years, Valois, Daughter Barb (Barry) Hohlfelter and her sons Justin, Brett, and Will and son Grant (Connie Hodges) and his children Sam, David D., and Olivia. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Richard J. and son David J.