Fred Lee Kinsel

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EDINA, Mo. -- Fred Lee Kinsel, 83, of Edina, passed away Wednesday (June 25, 2014) in his home in Edina.

He was born April 27, 1931, in Edina, a son of John Louis and Edna May Layman Kinsel.

He was united in marriage to Agnes Eileen Ten Eyck on Nov. 23, 1958, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, and she died May 31, 2005.

Fred received his education in Edina, where he graduated from Edina High School in 1949. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, obtaining the rank of airman first class. During this time he also played the trumpet in the Air Force band.

Fred began his career operating a house-to-house dairy delivery service and later operated two dairy stores along with his brother Paul, one in Edina and one in Kirksville. In addition he delivered milk to the local schools. He later opened and operated a refrigeration and air conditioning sales and service business in Edina with his son, Randy. Fred worked for several years in the maintenance department at Truman State University. He was also employed for several years at the Knox County Court House as a custodian.

Fred was a devoted Methodist and a lifelong member of the Edina United Methodist Church, where he was active in the choir and provided special music.

Fred enjoyed many childhood memories growing up along the Missouri River in Jefferson City, playing along the cliffs and collecting scrap metal.

Fred had a special place in his heart for his father, who he remarked many times "was the smartest man I ever knew." Fred had one love in his life, which was his wife, Eileen; together they took pleasure in raising six children while always stressing the importance of strong moral values and a solid work ethic. He had a great love of music and enjoyed playing the trumpet.

Surviving are five children, six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, Randy Kinsel and wife, Melody, and their daughter, Kristy, of Rogers, Ark., James Kinsel and wife, Brenda, and their children, Hillary and Alex, of Maywood, Barry Kinsel and wife, Bonnie, and their children, Jordan, Jamie, Bill, William, Josh and Ben, of Hannibal, Stephen Kinsel of Rogers, and Kathleen Booth and husband, Jeremy, and their children, Jillian and Corbin, of Clarksville; two brothers, Paul Everett Kinsel of Edina and George Robert Kinsel of Carbondale, Ill.; sister-in-law, Betty Kinsel of Edina; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Cheryl Ten Eyck of Springfield, Ill.; sister-in-law, Roberta Ten Eyck of Lewistown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Fred was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronald Lee Kinsel; and two brothers, Howard Louis Kinsel and John William Kinsel.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in the Edina United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sam Smith will conduct. Burial will be in the Linville Cemetery. Music will be provided by Carol Hayes, organist, and Brent Karhoff, soloist. Musical selections will be "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." Casket bearers will be Randy Kinsel, James Kinsel, Barry Kinsel, Stephen Kinsel, Jeremy Booth, Jordan Kinsel and Alex Kinsel. Honorary bearers will be Paul Kinsel, Bob Kinsel, Michael Kinsel, David Jones, Jim Gibbons and Billy Mallett.

VISITATION: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, with family present 5-8 p.m., in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina.

MEMORIALS: Linville Cemetery or the Edina United Methodist Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P. O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home.

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Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel - Edina
408 East Morgan St.  Edina, MO 63537
660-397-2233
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 27 to June 29, 2014
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