Ralph C. Kinzel

January 18, 1946December 24, 2018

Ralph Kinzel, age 72, died peacefully on December 24, 2018 after suffering from a number of illnesses for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Marjory (nee McAvoy) Kinzel. He is survived by his loving wife Merry (nee Skelton), sons James and Lawrence; stepson Christopher Teter; grandchildren Michael, Ashley, Amber, Alyssa, and Nicholas; great-grandson Daniel; brother Steven (Lynn) and sister Marjory (Manuel) Ayala, many nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends. Burial will be private and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements made at Woodlawn Funeral Home Forest Park, IL


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Doug Long

January 9, 2019

Ralf was my cousin. He and Steve went with me to our first White Sox game. We watched fireworks in the pouring rain and had the best time ever. My wife and I enjoyed our visits with Ralf and Merry. He will be missed. Doug Long

valaria Lyman

January 9, 2019

so glad I had the chance to see and be with Ralph this past April
for being first cousins. we should have kept in touch more
but the love. thoughts and wishes were always there
peace is yours now

Ed Wundrum

January 3, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Ralph for several years at Amalgamated Bank. We shared lots of good times ( and difficult times) that we were going through with our families. Ralph was always there for me. He was a friend in the truest sense and will be greatly missed.