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Scecina mourns the loss of alumnus Dan Lintner '69

Scecina Memorial High School is mourning the loss of alumnus Dan Lintner '69 who passed away on July 8, 2012.

Lintner was born May 3, 1951 in South Bend to Harry S. and Ann (Dooley) Lintner. Danny was an accomplished athlete both on an amateur and professional level. He was a graduate of St. Simon where he began his career as "Athlete of the Year."

He was a 1969 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School where he excelled in four sports. In football, he was "All-City", "All-State" and selected to the Indiana "All-Star" Team. In basketball, he was "All-City" and "All-Sectional". In baseball, he was "All-City" and in track, he was the City and State champion in the long jump. He was named the Indianapolis City Athlete of the Year. In 2005, he was inducted into the Scecina Memorial's Crusader Wall of Honor.

After receiving scholarship offers in all four sports from dozens of Division 1 colleges, Danny selected to keep his Hoosier roots and play football and run track at Indiana University where he was named All-Big Ten Defensive Back and selected to play in the Senior All-Star Game in Hawaii and All-Big Ten Track, where IU won the Big Ten Indoor Track Championship. Danny was to receive the Z.G. Clevenger Award in October for having made outstanding contributions to Indiana University through service to its athletic program.

Danny was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and played as a defensive back. He then played for the Detroit Wheels of the World Football League. Danny finished his pro career with the Hamilton Tigercats of the Canadian Football League. Just recently, Danny was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall Fame. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus and served on the board of directors for the I-Association. He is survived by his wife, Kathy M. Lintner; mother, Ann Lintner; brother, Rick Lintner; sister, Scarlett Ann Lintner; three nieces: Margaret, Danielle and Maura; three nephews: Matthew, Chase and Ryan and great-nephew Braeden and one great-niece Isabella.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry S. Lintner.

(Source: Indianapolis Star, July 11, 2012)