Menno Joseph Kinsinger
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Menno Joseph Kinsinger
  • August 26, 1936 - January 28, 2016
  • Virginia

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Menno Joseph Kinsinger, 79, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016, at his home due to congestive heart failure.
Menno was born in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania to Milton and Katie (Hochstetler) Kinsinger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph; great grandson, Trevor Yoder; sisters, Bertha & Orpha; brother, Herman and step-mother, Martha. He was the last surviving member of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sadie Barbara (Yoder), their six daughters: Linda (Allen) Beiler of Stuarts Draft, VA; Kathy (Phil) Yoder of Goshen, IN; Treva (Tim) Yoder of Vanleer, TN; Brenda (Bill) Schrock of Amherst, VA; Joanna (Lamar) Bontrager of Topeka, IN; and Barb (Jason) Beachy of Broadway, VA; 26 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Menno committed his life to the Lord as a young man. He was a member of the Pilgrim Fellowship Church and enjoyed his church family. Prison ministry was close to his heart, having volunteered at the Craigsville Prison for many years.
Menno spent most of his life as a logger at Kinsinger's Logging Service and performing restoration of log homes and buildings. He learned blacksmithing and stone laying as complimentary arts to the trade. One of his local projects include the American Farm at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. He loved nature and admired the handywork of God, often describing its beauty to others or pointing it out to those with him. Menno loved people and dropped whatever he was doing for a chat. He had a generous heart and was a friend to all. He entertained guests and family with many a well loved story.
After his bout with spinal meningitis, he was forced to retire from his business due to health challenges. He spoke often of his deep longing to go Home to be with Jesus. His heart's desire was that his family and friends love the Lord and join him in Heaven someday. He could often be heard praying for his family by name, interceding for them. His influence on their lives will continue and his prayers and presence will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Menno will be laid to rest at the Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery on Tinkling Spring Road. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church, Twin Hill Road, Stuarts Draft, VA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.