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Mitchell Ian Kinstler

August 18, 1955 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 64)

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Mitch was born August 18, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY to John and Claire Kinstler.  He passed away February 5, 2020.

Mitch is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Sherry; children, Kristina, Jacob (Lauren), Jordan, Grace Kinstler, and Tyler (Morgan) Johnson; and sister Shari (late Bill) Lackey.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gayle Jansen.

Mitch was a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating a machinery sales business for over 20 years. But his favorite job was being a Dad. Family meant everything to Mitch, and he made sure everyone he met felt like a member of his, whether he had known them for 30 years or 30 minutes. Some of his favorite activities included cooking far too much food for his family and friends, visiting MLB stadiums with his kids, spending time with his wife in Florida and helping his children achieve their goals and dreams. 

Memorial visitation will be held 2-5pm Saturday, February 8 at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Route 176), Crystal Lake. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mitch’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project,


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February 8, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516
Tel: 1-855-448-3997

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