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R. Fred Kinsler

August 11, 2018

Rudolph Frederick Kinsler, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away on August 11, 2018 at his home.

Fred was born on August 14, 1940 to Rudolph and Estaline Kinsler in Marion, Ohio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruthe Leonhart Kinsler; son, Fred (Glenda) Kinsler; daughters, Heather (Dan) Crusey and Heidi (Randy) Brillhart; grandchildren, Emma and Anna Crusey and Ellie and Maddie Brillhart; sister, Joan Thomas; and Vietnamese son, Phuong (Nga) Dang and their three daughters; a niece, Lee Lichtenberg and a nephew Kurt Armstrong; and a niece, Jill Lee.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathryn Armstrong; and a nephew, Rick Thomas

He was a man of faith and a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 17th - 2:30 PM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd. in Mount Vernon. The family will greet friends from 1:00 – 2:30 PM prior to services. A reception will follow in the Lasater Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice Care, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

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