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Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery

719 North 27Th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Bert Richard Kinsel

February 18, 1959October 3, 2019

Bert Richard Kinsel was born on February 18, 1959 and passed away on October 3, 2019.

Services

19 October

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

2413 - Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel

719 North 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009

19 October

Service

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

2413 - Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel

719 North 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Memories

Bert Richard Kinsel

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bill riley

October 14, 2019

I joined Swift in 1986 and was lucky enough to have Bert as a member of the maintenance team. Early on there were interdepartmental conflicts between the shop and the parts department, so I initiated a weekly breakfast at Coco's restaurant to facilitate team building. The result of the collaboration enabled Bert to grow significantly as a key member of the maintenance department. He was instrumental taking the initiative of setting up our annual vendor meetings to secure the best costs and extended warranties. As Swift grew so did Bert's importance to the Company. , He relished taking on additional responsibilities and contributed immensely to Swift's success. I'm fortunate to have worked with Bert for nearly 20 years and I know his contribution will be missed.

John Brower

October 14, 2019

I would first offer my deepest condolences to Bert's family. I count it a privilege to have known Bert over the years and count him as a friend. I'll miss the conversations. Professionally he was a great colleague you could always count on for directness and the truth. He was an absolute authority on equipment and could always be counted on to guide you in the right direction. In addition to his many years of service at Swift Bert was at heart a patriot and I'd like to render one final solemn salute for his service in the U.S. Army. He will be greatly missed.

Mark Riley

October 14, 2019

I often had the opportunity to spend vast amounts of time with Bert closely at work, on the road and socially as well. Bert was a loveable guy and we all cared about him dearly. He had a never ending ability to emotionally connect with everyone, from those that were closest to him, all the way to those he met briefly in life too. Regardless of the situation, Bert was also someone you could talk to and he always had a helpful story to pass on to anyone that needed additional insight along the way. We will all miss him.

Mark Glasgow

October 14, 2019

Bert will be missed by many for his vast technical knowledge and industry information. He was always quick to throw some good ‘jabs’ and poke you a few times when you met with him. That’s when you know he was on your side. Always firm, but always fair. Great dry sense of humor that lit up the lunch discussion and even better at dinner! We will miss his quick wit and his boastful laugh and his kind soul! Prayers go out to the family and all that knew him for celebration of his life.!

Patrick Mahan

October 13, 2019

Bert was one of my go-to experts when I needed information about anything related to the transportation industry. A great guy!

Prayers are with Bert's family, friends and co-workers, wishing you comfort, strength and the courage to face the days ahead while remembering Bert and the happiness he brought to your lives.

Sylvia Orvis

October 12, 2019

Bert & his Dad.

Karen Rasmussen

October 11, 2019

I was privileged to know Bert from many years of working with Swift Transportation. He was such a good guy, always friendly and funny as all get-out! We'd often see each other at industry meetings and I'd get one of his famous Bert bear hugs. Along with his legions of friends, I will miss him.

Luis Nava

October 11, 2019

Bert was part of our lunch crew (pic of crew below). He would always have a joke for us, some funnier than others. He always had a dark sense of humor. It was his turn to pay…good one Bert. We will save a seat for you my friend.

Gary Grandominico

October 11, 2019

Bert was a great friend!
This was the famous Tomahawk dinner.
These bones were enjoyed by Bert's dogs for years.
We will miss this wonderful man.

Sylvia Orvis

October 9, 2019

Me (Bert’s youngest sister) & my Brother Bert.

FROM THE FAMILY

Youngest daughter Audrey, Oldest daughter Veronica, and Dad Bert

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert and 4 out of 5 of his grand children.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert and his goofy Bubba teeth!

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert and his 2 girls at an event.

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Bert and 2 of his grand babies, Juniper and Richard.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert and youngest daughter's dance.

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Bert and Audrey's last dance.

FROM THE FAMILY

Mary, Audrey, Nang, Bert.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert walking Audrey down the aisle.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bert and his first grand baby, Andre.