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ROBERT KENNETH KINSEY

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Robert Kenneth Kinsey was born November 18, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN as the first child of Kenneth H. Kinsey and Ethel Holwerda and grew up on a farm in Mentone, IN. He died March 30, 2013 in Ormond Beach, FL. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Northern France, Rheinland and Central Europe in 1942-45, mostly in the 39th Signal Construction Battalion, 94th Infantry Division and was awarded four medals and citations: American Theater Ribbon; EAME Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon discharge from the military, he enrolled in l946 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN where he earned his B.A Degree in 1949. He continued his studies at Columbia University earning his Masters in Economics in 1954 and his Ph.D. in Economics on January 15, 1960. After receiving his Masters degree he began a life-long career with the Federal Government. Over the years, through the presidencies of Eisenhower through Carter, he worked for the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and for the IRS writing tax legislation. Mr. Kinsey and his wife, Elsie Scott, bought a condominium in Daytona Beach in l978 to which they retired. They traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Asia. They had no children. Elsie predeceased him in 2004. Mr. Kinsey was a long-time member of St James Episcopal Church, Ormond Beach where he was active in the Bible study, altar guild and choir. The Memorial Service will be in the Chapel at St James Episcopal Church, 44 South Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida at 11:00 A.M Thursday, April 18, 2013. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com



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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 14, 2013
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