Donald Kinsler 89, of Frankfort, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette. Born April 2, 1925 in Frankfort, Indiana to Truman & Rosa (Johnson) Kinsler.
He married Nancy Congleton on July 28, 1946 and she survives. Donald was a 1943 graduate of Jackson High School and a lifelong resident of Clinton County. A veteran of the Navy Seabees (MM 3rd Class), he served from 9/22/1943 to 2/22/1946, in the South Pacific during WWII. Donald was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, superintendent of Sunday school for several years (at the Old First Methodist – downtown) and former President of Clinton County Fair Board. He enjoyed card club (has met once a month since 1945), golfing, working with flowers, landscaping and, most of all, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 8th at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1951 Wilshire Dr., Frankfort. Private family burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund.
Wife: Nancy Kinsler of Frankfort Daughter: Connie (Art) Knoflick of Bellingham, WA 2 Sons: Gary (Sandy) Kinsler and Dennis (Teresa) Kinsler both of Frankfort Sister: Marjorie Campbell of Fort Myers, FL 8 Grandchildren: Courtney (Mike) Rominger of Frankfort, Clayton (Amy) Kinsler of Mechanicsburg, Carly (Justin) Ecenbarger of Mulberry, Colleen Knoflick of Bellingham, WA, Sean (Heather) Knoflick of Bellingham, WA, Chad (Jaima) Kinsler of Westfield, Jeremy (Julie) Kinsler of Granger and Blaine (Jordan) Kinsler of Carmel, 14 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Drexel, William and Francis, sister, Mary Walters.