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G. Earl Kinley

G. Earl Kinley, 88, of Upper Sandusky, died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.
He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Upper Sandusky, to the late Harman and Roma (Karcher) Kinley. He married Jane E. Rall on Aug. 4, 1956, she preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2019.
Surviving are his children, Daniel Kinley, Columbus; Theresa (Scott) Gillfillan, Mt. Victory; David Kinley, Upper Sandusky; Angela (Larry) Franz, Swanton; Patricia “Honey” (Jeff) Willson, Nevada; Patrick Kinley, Upper Sandusky; Rebecca (Steve) Howard, Upper Sandusky; and Thomas Kinley, Carey; a daughter-in-law, Kristy Kinley, Buckeye Lake; 30 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Rosemary Austin, Upper Sandusky; Helen (Roger) Mawer, Harpster; Sharon (Charles) McCarthy, Upper Sandusky; Robert Kinley, Kenosha, Wis.; Ann Dillion, Tavares, Fla.; and Kathy Kinley, Upper Sandusky; sisters-in-law, Rosella Rall and Sally Rall; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Kinley.
Earl graduated from Upper Sandusky High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War from 1951-1955 aboard two aircraft carriers on the USS Kearsarge CVA 33 and USS Phillipine Sea CVA 47. He was a member of Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church. Earl was a 4th degree member of the K of C #2050 and a member of the American Legion Post #225, AmVets #777.
He was a farmer until retirement with the help of his wife and children. In 2005 he retired from Uni-Grip as a truck driver. Earl was an avid Upper Sandusky Ram fan. He enjoyed following his grandchildren in their activities. Earl’s family brought him great joy and he will be greatly missed because he was deeply loved.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, with full military graveside services being conducted by Upper Sandusky veterans.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Knights of Columbus #2050, St. Peter Catholic School or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. Visit to view the life tribute video, send a condolence or share a memory.

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