Nick Kinzel

September 10, 1990February 18, 2018
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Nicholas R. Kinzel, 27, of Yakima, WA, died February 18, 2018 in Spokane, WA. He was born September 10, 1990 in Yakima, son of Rick and Joy Kinzel.

Nick attended West Valley Jr. High and Eisenhower High School and was involved in a variety of sports including basketball and football, both of which he loved. Nick was a truly happy and funny individual who brightened the day of most everyone he crossed paths with. He joined the Carpenters Union and became an apprentice. Nick worked for Joe Park Construction and Huyler Construction. Working in the Carpenters Union was one of the most positive times in his life.

Nicholas is survived by his father Rick Kinzel, his mother Joy Holtzinger, little sister Hailee Kinzel, and step-father Brian Holtzinger. He also leaves behind his two grandmothers, Janet Kinzel and Patricia Showman, his grandfather Fred Showman, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nick was father to two beautiful children, Sadee Kinzel (3) and Greysen Kinzel (9 mo.), with their mother Nicole Gonzalez. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Dr. Arther Kinzel, step grandfather Charles Holtzinger, and step grandmother Felicia Holtzinger. Nick’s big beautiful smile and contagious laugh will be deeply missed by all.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sundown M Ranch or Rod’s House. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home.

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Amy Forde

March 22, 2018

The images , pictures , and memories that fill my thoughts and mind the day I found out of Nicks passing , were of a little baby boy with huge brown eyes , rolls of baby fat, and the cutest dimples that go with his deep deep belly laugh. I was blessed and so so estatic to meet the new neighbors( the Kinzel) in my neighborhood as a little girl bored outta her mind. What made these neighbors home my new daily hangout spot (I would not leave until I was asked to leave finally for the night;) was the Tiny widdle baby boy named Nickholas! He was the neatest thing ever! Such a happy easy going care - free baby with the sweetest big brown eyes and huge smile that usually followed with a deep belly laugh. For that was what Nick and I spent the majority of the time playing peek a boo, and mine and nicks fav the flying airplane which consisted of me on my back and with my legs straight up balancing Nick with my two feet as he lay on his belly, eyes wide open , giggling and terrified perhaps at other moments. Bless Nicks heart. I was his first babysitter , (I don’t think this was a choice I kinda made it official with my never ending playing sessions daily thru the night. ) and as his first unexperienced young but much motivated eager babysitter , Nick and I had a lot of trial and error experiences and lessons learned. From diaper being backwards to splashing into a nice ice cold bubble bath together (yikes, whoops). I could go on and on
. But in my defense I was also the most fun outgoing down for whatever expedition that Nick and Hailee wanted to venture into
. I remember our funnest babysitting day
The three of us. Nick, Hailee and I decided to have a hot tub pool outside with extra bubbles instead of a cold one. Hailee was glad to grab the dawn dish soap and make some bubbles while Nick and I did the more harder tough work . Carrying buckets back and fourth from the bathroom to pool out back on a nice sunny day. I remember Nicks dedication and hard work this day !

Denise Helms

February 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of having Nick in my fourth grade classroom. I will always remember his smile and how easy going he was as a student. He was one of my favorite students and my prayers are with his family. He will be missed!

Joy Holtzinger

February 27, 2018

I remember his birth so clearly. One of the best days of my life! I appreciate reading all of the beautiful messages! His memorial will be at 10am on Thursday at Langevin. The Death notice said 11am, but we needed it to be at !0 am! Please spread the word. His pictures will be uplifting and entertaining! Everyone who has reached out has filled my broken heart! Thank you to all that loved him! His hugs and smiles were two of his best attributes! I love reading all of these messages! They mean the world to me!
Love, Nick's Mom

Joseph Kinzel

February 26, 2018

It's news to the extended family. Nick will be missed. Remembering you as a boy.
Matthew 18:5
"And whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,
Rest in peace.

February 25, 2018

Sorry for the loss, may family and friends find solace and comfort in the scriptures, such as Psalm 119:76 where we learn that God's loyal love will give comfort during this time of loss.

Michael Kinzel

February 25, 2018

I am very saddened from the news of Nick. My deepest condolences to those closest to him. He will be missed and not be forgotten, and may he rest in peace.

Sierra Benson (Robles)

February 25, 2018

I remember you from elementary. Your goofiness stuck with you your whole life, so did your kindness. My biggest regret is not staying in contact with you. You ran into a lot of obstacles in your short life, and I'm sorry I wasn't there to help you. Your hugs were the best, and your smile always lit up the room. I hope you're resting easy up there. Keep watch over everyone. Until we meet again.

Rebecca Congdon

February 23, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jill Hinton

February 23, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Nick. I remember Nick mostly from his early childhood when he and Hailee came to my Mom and Dad's for day care. My children and my brother's children spent a lot of time with Nick and Hailee both and I know both of my parents cared for them as if they were their own grandchildren.

I can't imagine the sense of loss Joy and Hailee, and the rest of Nick's loved ones and friends must be feeling. Please remember our family loves you, we ache for you, and we are lifting you up in prayer. If you need anything at all, please reach out and we will be there for you.

Robyn Sevounts

February 23, 2018

No words can express my sadness in hearing that Nick has passed. My biggest memory of Nick as a child and a young man was his amazing smile. Everytime I saw him he would have that smile on his face. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all his family in this difficult time.

With deep sympathy