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Richard Russell "Rick" Kinzer
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1946
Canton
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 2012
Canton
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

Sgt. U.S. Air Force, Vietnam War Veteran-Mr. Kinzer died at his residence in Canton, Illinois on 4-26-2012.

He is the son of Mr. Russell L. & Mrs. Nellie {McElroy} Kinzer of Canton, Illinois, and the husband of the former Miss Sherry Harwick {Class of 65} of Canton, and they were married in Canton on 11-23-1968, and the father of two children, Mrs. Corie {Daniel} Sego of Green Valley, Illinois, and Mr. Brian Kinzer of Creve Coeur, Illinois, and the Grandfather of four, Miss Brianna Kinzer, Ethan and Morgan Sego, and Hunter Wells.

Beside his wife and children, he leaves one other brother, Robert "Bob" Kinzer of Canton, and one sister, Mrs. Joyce {Charles} Bowton of Canton. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Dale, Bill, Kenny, Jack and Ronald, and three sisters, Mrs. Nelda Johnson, Mrs. Alyce Ball, and Mrs. Helen Perardi.

Rick is a 1964 graduate of Canton Senior H.S., and he served God and Country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air Force, and serving his 11 months and 24 days in country, and worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years.

Awards: Vietnam Service Medal with Two Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Force Good Medal.

Footnote: Rick was a Good Guy, and Thank You for your service. 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell Lee Kinzer (1896 - 1963)
  Nellie Viola McElroy Kinzer (1900 - 1982)
 
 Siblings:
  Dale Lee Kinzer (1920 - 2003)*
  Nelda Mae Kinzer Amberger (1922 - 1989)*
  Alyce Eileen Kinzer Ball (1924 - 2004)*
  Helen L. Kinzer Perardi (1925 - 2008)*
  Kenneth Gordon Kinzer (1930 - 1997)*
  William Eugene Kinzer (1932 - 1952)*
  John Dean Kinzer (1935 - 1987)*
  Richard Russell Kinzer (1946 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memory Gardens
Canton
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89192631
Richard Russell Rick Kinzer
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Richard Russell Rick Kinzer
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Richard Russell Rick Kinzer
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