MOUNT VERNON — Rudolph Frederick Kinsler, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Aug. 11, 2018, at his home.

Fred was born Aug. 14, 1940, to Rudolph and Estaline Kinsler in Marion.

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; Vietnamese son, Phuong (Nga) Dang, and their three daughters; nephew, Kurt Armstrong; and nieces, Lee Lichtenberg and 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 Friday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon. The family will greet friends from 1-2:30 p.m. 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, OH 43229.

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