Martin Edward Kinsel
Martin “Ed” Edward Kinsel, 81, of Springfield, died at 7:15 pm, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home. He was born May 24, 1931 in Newton, Illinois to John Joseph and Ruth Isabell Cantrall Kinsel. He married Vivian Rhodes on February 19, 1955, at St. Aloysius Church and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Tina Marie (Greg) Anderson; two sons, John Allen (Deanne) Kinsel and James Edward (Jane) Kinsel; five grandchildren, Hilari Kinsel Simmons, Jeffrey M, Kinsel, Scott Kinsel, Cody Kinsel and Sean Anderson; four great grandchildren, Elizabeth Rhodabarger, Kelly Simmons, Jacob Kinsel and Mable Kinsel; two brothers, Donald Joseph Kinsel and David Lee (Karrin) Kinsel and many nieces and nephews.
His parents and one sister Janice preceded him in death.
Ed was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the State of Illinois, Department of Rehabilitation.
Services were held at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans conducted Military Honors.
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Jim, we were so sorry to hear of your father's death. I know your being retired and helping him to the doctors meant so much to him. Remember all the good times and know God is with him and he is safe and well. You will be reunited again one day.
John, I just read of your loss. You have our sympathy and we'll keep you and your family in our prayers. My favorite memory of your dad was when he worked at the Fiat-Allis dealership. Legend has it that he backed a mid-sized truck with a large Diesel engine loaded on it over a mile on top of a levee with less than a foot of clearance on each side so that it could be installed. I said that I believed it! My guess is that he was told that he couldn't do it so he had to prove that he could. Take care.
Mike, Patty and Jack Schelfhout posted on 4/15/13
Vivian and Tina, Our deepest condolences for your loss. We will always remember Ed as a nice and kind person. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.