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.