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Larry Kinzel

Larry Kinzel

Larry Dorris Kinzel, 69, of Marissa, IL; born on November 10, 1946 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL with his family by his side.

Mr. Kinzel was a truck driver. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Larry was a member of Tri County Bass Anglers Club. He was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed racing at the dirt track in Belleville. Larry also enjoyed fishing and trap-shooting. He was also involved with Marissa Cub Scout Pack 327

He was preceded in death by his parents – Norman and Elaine, nee Bagby, Kinzel. His uncle and
Godfather – Dorris Kinzel. Two brothers-in-law – Kevin Kearns; Danny Lehr.

He is survived by one son – Shane (Carrie) Kinzel of New Athens, IL. One step-daughter – Kim Hamm of Steeleville, IL. One daughter – Brandi (Brian) Brown of Belleville, IL. Three step-grandchildren – Mallory Moore; Gunnar Moore; Drake Burrows. One brother – Dennis (Diane) Kinzel of Marissa, IL. Two sisters – Debbie Ostergaard of Marissa, IL; Vickie Kearns (fiancé – Eddie Brueggemann) of Sparta, IL. Five nephews – Brian (Debbie) Kinzel; Sage (Desaree) Lehr; Kevin (Heather) McDonald; Tyler (Jessica) Kearns; Brad Kinzel. Two great nephews and four great nieces.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of Memorial Hospital and Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Highland Animal Shelter or Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:00noon with Rev. Jack Spratt officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Leave a condolence or a memory.

    Posted by: Ric Baker – Pinckneyville, IL – Friend Jan 23, 2016

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    Leave a condolence or a memory.

    Posted by: Cathy Roach Light – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 23, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    My sympathy to the family. Praying that God will watch over you during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Linda Lehman Vincent – Honolulu, HI – Kinzel cousin Jan 24, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you The world lost a good man today, but he has paved the way for the rest of us. The angels are dancing as he paves the way for the rest of us. One of my fondest memories is stealing is stealing his dads champagne velvet as kids

    Dave and Connie Sauerwein

    Posted by: Dave and Connie Sauerwein – g, IL – Cousin Jan 24, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    My prayers for you and your family are for strength and peace at this time of sorrow. joD Davis Oliver

    Posted by: joD Oliver – Lingle, WY – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    Our condolences to Larry’s family on his passing. I was a childhood friend of Larry’s having attended grade and high school with him in Marissa and played baseball with him. Best to you.

    Posted by: Tim Campbell – Prescott, AZ – Friend Jan 24, 2016

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