Richard L. Kinsinger

Born: Mon., Sep. 30, 1929
Died: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Feb. 17, 2019

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Richard L. “Dick” Kinsinger, 89, of Greensfork, Indiana, died surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


Dick was born September 30, 1929, in Wayne County, Indiana, to John J. and Olive (Bane) Kinsinger.


He was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School, Cambridge City, Indiana, and a 1951 graduate of Purdue University, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. He was a founding member of Purdue’s Farmhouse Fraternity and a member of the Purdue livestock judging team. He hosted the Purdue livestock judging team at the family farm many times after graduation.


Dick was married 56 years to Ruthanna Witter of Union County. They were life-long residents of Wayne County and farmed the family farms and raised purebred Angus cattle. They both loved the farm, raising and showing beef cattle, and traveling with friends to Angus shows and sales.


Dick’s love of Angus cattle began as a 4-H project when he was 12 years old. He and his father purchased his first Angus heifer in 1941 and continued to raise, show and sell Angus cattle for most of his life. Dick served as President of the Indiana State Angus Association in 1956 and judged numerous gold medal shows and county 4-H shows during the 50’s and 60’s. The Indiana Angus Association honored him in 2005 for one of the Indiana Angus herds that have continuously owned registered Angus cattle for 60 plus years, and in 2011 for serving as a past president of the Indiana Angus Association.


Dick and his family were the recipients of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Grow Local/Buy Local Committee’s Agriculture Stewardship Award in 2011. Dick continued to be an integral part of the family farm even after retiring from farming.


He was an avid basketball, football and baseball fan. His schedule usually revolved around the sports schedule for the week, and especially all Purdue games. He loved college and pro football games and he rarely missed any March Madness games.


Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthanna Kinsinger, in 2008. He will be greatly missed by his three children:


J. Byron Kinsinger (wife Linda) Cambridge City

Carol Kinsinger Fink (husband Mike) Cambridge City

Kevin W. Kinsinger (wife Tina) Cambridge City


Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren: Jon (Lindsay)Kinsinger; Cody Fink, Kelly (Tell) Sifford; Jennifer (Mark) Linderman; Dustin (Tiffani) Thornburg; Leslie (Travis) Steele; Jason (Pam) Hall; Danny Hall; and great grandchildren.

Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:30 pm.  Scott Moistner will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City, IN.

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Don L Brumley
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
So sorry for the passing of a great man, Dick Kinsinger, you will be missed and I will always remember you as one of my friends.

David & Gail Howard
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. I always looked forward to visiting with both your Mom & Dad, they were both great people and great friends. We miss you all, and think of you often. Dave Howard

Jay Cronk
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Our prayers are with you.

Jack and Barbara Cronk
Jay and Kim Cronk & Family

Jerry Mattheis
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
Condolences to all the family.
Jerry was a freshman trombone player when Dick was a senior player in the LHS band back in the late 40s Jerry passed papers to John Kingsinger's Depot then, too. He thinks highly of both Dick and John.
We are thinking of all of you at this sad time.
Jerry and Phyllis

Rod Caldwell
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
My condolences to Dick's family. He is one of the last of that generation of Angus breeders who believed in the breed of cattle that they were raising and did all they could to promote them. I fondly remember going to shows in Indiana where Dick was exhibiting his cattle with a competitive spirit and pride in his string.

Seth Hardin
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by The Hardin/Spears Family.

To the Kinsinger Family with our deepest sympathy, Seth, Brittany, Keiten, Karrigan and Ava

Michael & Chris
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Carol, Kevin, & Byron,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Chris

Mary Jo Heck Close
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
To the entire Kinsinger family,
Sorry for your loss. Was sadden to about Mr. Kinsingers passing. I remember your father at the Wayne County Fair when we were all in 4-H. I know that my brother respected him greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Tim and Jo Close