John W. Kinsey, 86, of Constantine, died Dec. 14, 2016, at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He was born July 12, 1930 a son of Harold and Lucille (Lentz). He graduated from Monticello High School, Indiana and DePauw University receiving a business degree. John served in the US Navy for two years. He retired from Bendix Corp. in South Bend having served in many capacities. John also was a private consultant for manufacturing businesses and authored the book “Just In Time World.” He was a most generous man having supported many organizations especially DePauw University. On Sept. 9, 2001 he married Patricia English. She preceded him in death Oct. 4, 2016.
Surviving are his nephews, Steve (Janell) Miller of South Bend, Ind. and Pastor Alan (Becky) Miller of Glidden, Iowa; niece, Linda (Isham Respess) Miller of Austin, Texas; great nieces, Kelsey Mills, Tessa Miller, Elizabeth Miller and Allison Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Janis Miller.
Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Eley Funeral Home, Constantine where Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Ind. Pastor Alan Miller, Peace and Trinity Lutheran Church of Glidden and Coon Rapids, Iowa, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to Constantine Methodist Church. Online messages may be left for the family at

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