Kinnick, Charles C. (1931 - 2001)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 10/10/2001


Kinnick, Charles C. (1931 - 2001)

Charles C. Kinnick, 70, Loyal, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Palliative Care Unit, Marshfield. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 , at the Columbia Cemetery, town of Hewett. The Rev. Evan Butterbrodt officiated. Pallbearers were Darrel DeLeske, Carl Nemitz, Wayne Wirkuty, Curt DeLeske, Chris DeLeske and Kenneth Wirkuty.

Charles C. Kinnick was born on March 23, 1931, in Indianapolis, to Charles W. and Mary E. (nee Fiddler Ireland) Kinnick. He attended elementary school in Lawrence, Ind. and Zion, Ill. He graduated from Zion Benton Township High School in 1949. He worked at Dave Suttie's Garage in Zion, then went to work for Pure Oil in Waukegan. He married Marie A Otterbacher, and they resided in North Chicago, Ill. He then worked for American Can Co. in North Chicago, where he took his machinist apprenticeship. He then went into tool and die making at Johnson Motors, Waukegan. From there he went to Manor Tool, Franklin Park, Ill., as a machinist and tool designer, and also worked in the same field in Bensonville, Ill. In 1964, he started work for Honey well Inc., Morton Grove, Ill. While working there, he attended industrial engineering school. In 1968, he moved his family to Neillsville and worked through contract engineering for Northern Technical Services. He later worked for the Toro Company, Tomah, as a manufacturing engineer, setting up a new plant. In 1981, he partially retired and moved to Dunbar and worked as a locksmith for three years. He and his wife then went to work in Baraboo as managers of a retirement home. From there they moved to Marshfield, where he worked at PCO. He retired in 1993 and returned to Dunbar until 1996, when they moved to Loyal. He resided there until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Kinnick, Loyal three sons, Warren (Valerie) Kinnick, Neillsville, Ronald (Jeanna) Kinnick, Milladore, and Douglas Kinnick, Prairie Farm five daughters, Deidra (Thomas) Holverson, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Barbara (Carl) Nemitz, Neillsville, Karla (Darrel) DeLeske, Marshfield, Anita (Wayne) Wirkuty, Neillsville, and Wanda (Terry) White, Clyde, Texas one brother, Gary W. Kinnick, Muskogee, Okla. 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were an infant sister, Barbara Louise Kinnick his mother, Mary E. Fiddler Ireland Kinnick Smith HIS FATHER, Charles W. Kinnick a brother, Donald E. Kinnick and a step-father, Ralph E. Smith.

Memorials may be given to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.





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