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Melvin Kinzel

Melvin Kinzel

Melvin V. Kinzel, 90, of Nashville, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL. Born February 5, 1922 in Marissa, IL; Passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Kinzel was previously engaged in farming and retired from Scott Air Force Base after 25 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in both the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II. He was a member of the St. Libory American Legion and the New Athens VFW. Melvin loved dancing, telling jokes and tending to his yard.
He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Louise, nee Recker, Kinzel. 1 son – Lonnie E. Kinzel. 2 brothers – Clarence “Buck” Kinzel; Orville “PeeWee” Kinzel. 1 sister – Viola Albers.
He is survived by his wife Almara, nee Lehr, Kinzel whom he married on April 22, 1950 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL. 1 son – Larry O. (Eva) Kinzel of New Athens, IL. 1 daughter – Joann Emge (Bill Sweat) of Nashville, IL. 3 grandchildren – Chad (Valerie) Kinzel; Daniel (Sara) Emge; Elizabeth Emge. 2 great-grandchildren – Lily Ann Emge; Jack Ryan Kinzel. 1 brother – Stanley (Hilda) Kinzel of St. Louis, MO.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00am with Rev. Nancy Shubert officiating.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in building 50, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

    Posted by: Gene Wiggins – MASCOUTAH, IL – Fellow Retired Civil Service May 27, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    You have our deepest sympathy at this time. God’s help will get us thru
    the griveing that will lead to the healing process.

    Posted by: Marilyn and Cecil Shockley Jr. – Sparta, IL May 29, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    Thinking of you at this time of loss. Mel was a great friend and will be dearly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Betty Birchler – Sparta, IL – Friend May 29, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of loss. Words can not express or explain the feelings that you have at this time, but try to take comfort in the fact that the Lord will hold you tightly, give you strength, and love you unconditionally.
    Light & Love

    Posted by: Lynn Cook – Evansville, IL – work with daughter May 29, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    Transmettons nos messages de sympathie à la famille en deuil et particulièrement à Eva et Larry Kinzel.
    Toutes nos condoléances.
    Blaise et Ingrid

    Posted by: von Allmen Ingrid and Blaise – CH 2533 Evilard – Friends Jun 05, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Unser herzliches Beileid.

    Hildegard & Martin

    Posted by: Hermansdorfer – Moosinning Jun 06, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    Unser herzliches Beileid

    Phil und Sabine

    Posted by: Philipp Haerlen – Germany – Friends Jun 09, 2012

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