March 20, 1930 - September 24, 2017
Russell E. Kinnaman, 87, formerly of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 at The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood. He was born March 20, 1930, in Pleasant Plains, Illinois, a son of the late Albert G. and Bernice (Brown) Kinnaman. Russ was a 1949 graduate of Knightstown High School. He married Joyce R. (Baker) Kinnaman on September 5, 1953 and together they enjoyed 56 years of marriage. Russ attended Purdue University and Wayne State University. He worked for Chrysler Corporation for 37 years mostly in executive personnel management in Indiana, Michigan and Geneva, Switzerland. He served in the US Army from 1951- 1953 in Europe during the Korean Conflict. Russ loved working with people, mentoring, personal evangelism and working with youth groups. He served on various church boards, The New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and was the chairman of a church building program. He taught Adult Sunday School class and served as Sunday School Superintendent. Russ also served on the advisory board for the Free Methodist Conference. He enjoyed spending summers in Michigan and winters in Florida. Those left to cherish Russ’s memory include his loving wife, Bonnie Mulholland-Kinnaman, whom he married on May 5, 2011; four children, Nancy (Aaron) Hazzard of Lafayette, Karen (Dennis) Hawkins of Greenwood, John (Jennifer) Kinnaman of Anthem, AZ and Jim (Diana) Kinnaman of Hagerstown; his spouse’s children, Susan Mulholland of Davison, MI, Roy (Dawn) Mulholland of Greenville, IL and Annette (David) Juhlin of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Matt (Lindsey) Hazzard, Lindsay (Derek) Payne, Katy and Annie Hawkins, Mark and Megan Kinnaman, Cameron and Courtney Kinnaman, Joshua Mulholland, Ryan (Chelsie) Mulholland, Aaron (Haley) Mulholland, Justin Mulholland, Caleb Mulholland, Sarah (Joel) Whitney, Grace Juhlin, and Emily Juhlin; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Warren) Hill of New Castle, brother, Albert Leon (Joyce) Kinnaman of Knightstown and sister, Ruth (Ray) Pilarski of North Vernon and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce R. (Baker) Kinnaman; a granddaughter, Lauren Kinnaman and his spouse’s son, Gary Mulholland. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Brandymore and Rev. Ted Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. The family will receive friends from 4 - 8 pm on Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Russell E. Kinnaman.
Russell E. Kinnaman, 87, formerly of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 at The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood. He was born March 20, 1930, in Pleasant Plains, Illinois, a son of... View Obituary & Service Information
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