William Arthur Kinkel, age 75 and a resident of Virden, entered into rest Tuesday morning, September 3, 2019, at the Chandler Regional Medical Center, with his loving wife, Shirley, at his bedside.
William or Bill as he was known by many, was born in Carson City, Nevada on June 10, 1944, the son of Arthur Lowes Kinkel and Ethel Katherine Schlapknol Kinkel. He was raised in Gardnerville, Nevada, later attending and furthering his education at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Throughout his lifetime Bill worked as a driller in the mining industry.
Bill leaves behind: his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ann Kinkel, of Virden, New Mexico; two children, Robert Lewis Kinkel, of Germany and Michelle Lynn Labranch, of Carson City, Nevada; two brothers, Gerald Vernon Kinkel (Betty), of Gardnerville, Nevada and Michael Lewis Kinkel, of Dayton, Nevada; four step-children, Robert Pope (Juanita), of Ely, Nevada; Lennie Kennedy (Robert), of Cedar Vale, Kansas, Debra Trujillo (Nicholas), of Salt Lake City, Utah and Michael Rowe, of Silver City, New Mexico; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by: his father and mother, Art and Ethel Kinkel; two brothers, Robert and Lewis; and a sister-in-law, DLinda Kirby Kinkel.
Private family services for Mr. Kinkel will be conducted at a later date.
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Arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.