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Larry Lintz Memorial
Larry Lintz Memorial

Larry Lintz

Larry Lintz

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Larry Elden Lintz, 78, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 14, 2019.

Larry was born in Bellingham, Washington on March 6, 1941 to Harry and Gertrude Lintz.  When he was three, Harry passed away in a logging accident.  Gertrude later married Bruce Rothenbuhler, who raised Larry as his own child.  Larry had one sibling.

He attended schools in Samish and Sedro-Woolley, graduating with the class of 1959.

He married Joyce Peterson in 1966.  Together, they had three children.  Their marriage eventually dissolved and in 1975, Larry married Bonnie Farr, who had one daughter.  Together, Larry and Bonnie had a daughter.

Larry served his country and was in the Army National Guard for three years.  After the service, he worked for several employers, including Sedro-Woolley Lumber Mill, Uniflight and Dakota Creek Industries.  After being injured at Dakota Creek, he went back to school at Skagit Valley College where he got his degree in Engineering.  During his later years, he was volunteering at the Clear Lake Food Bank.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood carver. He is well known for his carved fish ornaments which are now in homes around the world. He sold his carved fish at the Concrete Saturday Market for 10 years and Clear Lake Bazaar for 8 years.

His faith was very important to him. He attended Day Creek Chapel and through the chapel he went on many several mission trips.

Larry is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lintz, at the family home; son, Randy Lintz daughters, Rose Lanata (Tim), Rebecca Bolger (Rick), Julie Handy (Mike), Amanda Sherman (Robert); sister, Susan Rothenbuhler; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harry Lintz; mother, Gertrude Rothenbuhler; step-parents, Bruce and Jean Rothenbuhler.

Larry is now reunited and out fishing with two of his cousins, Bruce Hinds and Ron Rothenbuhler.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clear Lake Food Bank, Day Creek Chapel and Fresenius Kidney Center in Mount Vernon.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00AM at the Day Creek Chapel, 31438 S Skagit Hwy, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Travis Lohman presiding.


  • Janet

    So many memories,with you and Bonnie . One stands out ,when you installed a pellet stove for me in the dead of winter so I would have heat.You will be missed .

  • Garry Calman

    Larry will be missed by many, he was always soft spoken and a delite to be around and a good class mate.

  • Jeff Lintz

    Larry was the most kind and soft spoken person. We always talked about getting together for a fishing trip but we never followed through.

    My condolences to the family.

  • janice sherman

    Larry you will be loved and missed by many for years to come! i am proud to be a cousin of yours and have many fond memories of you! rest in peace! <3

  • Janet Loe

    We missed Larry at our 60th class reunion in August. I was one of 8 classmates at Samish Grade school with him. Then we went to town to attend Central and SWHS graduating in 1959. Sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to the family.

  • Heather Carroll

    I will be looking for UFO’s! I will always think of you when I see one!

  • Kelly Rothenbuhler

    A few other thoughts. I have two carved fish on my Christmas tree, a pair of carved fish earrings , and a fishy refrigerator magnet. I will always cherish these personal items.

  • Julie A Aamot

    I am so glad that he got to come to the reunion in August! I will treasure the memory of Larry holding my grandson Isaiah. The oldest and the youngest family members at the reunion.

  • Kelly Rothenbuhler

    Larry will be greatly missed. I know he and Ron are sitting around seeing who can come up with a bigger story! I’m going to say it’s a toss-up. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

  • Susan Rothenbuhler

    Missing you Larry. Enjoy your fishing in glory and catch a big one for me. 💖

  • DeEtta

    Thinking of you all. I remember our families spending time together growing up and many, many memories. He will forever be missed and I am sure he and dad are trying to create a plan of mischief. He will always be there for you in all the memories and all the hugs especially the three words..I Love You… Love you all and sendingbyou hugs.