Isaac “Ike” Norman Kinsch, 70, a lifelong Parsons resident, died peacefully at his home at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. He had been in declining health for the past 10 years and home bound for the past five years.
He was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Parsons, a son of Henry Arthur and Nettie Belle (Wilkerson) Kinsch. He grew up in Parsons and attended school here. He lived his entire life in the Orchard Park community. During his life he worked many years for the Katy Railroad and O’Brien’s Ready Mix. Later he and his wife worked together at many trades, including chimney sweeping, yard care and general jack-of-all trades.
On May 5, 1975, he married Mary Chrisman at Parsons. She survives of the home.
He especially loved his dogs and KLKC Radio. He also enjoyed listening to Dr. On Call and to the trading post, where he was known as Mr. Sooty.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two children from a previous marriage, Eric and Jane Kinsch; three brothers, Danny Joe Kinsch, Jerry Kinsch, both of Parsons, and David Kinsch of Topeka; three sisters, Lonva Dutton, Victoria Wilson, both of Parsons, and Janice Abbott of Topeka; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Linda and Christopher; three brothers, Ralph, Art and Henry Kinsch Jr.; and a sister, Bonnie Kromke.
A private memorial service will be held later for the family. The family has requested no flowers and that memorials be made to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (P.A.L.S.). These may be left at or mailed to Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.