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.