In memory of
Kinstle, Lawrence Dr. Lawrence Michael Kinstle, born March 14, 1931, died peacefully at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the age of 88. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence John Kinstle and Agnes (Desch) Kinstle, as well as his sister Joanne Kinstle Bain. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Alice Evelyn (Goan) Kinstle, his son Michael L. Kinstle (Janine), daughter Karen A. Slotman (Jack), and son Patrick J. Kinstle (Kim). He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Tom and Jake Kinstle, Patrick and Jaclyn Slotman, and Kelsey, Kacie, Ally and Lauren Kinstle. Larry was born in Flint, Michigan. He attended Milford High School in Milford, Michigan where he excelled both academically and athletically, graduating in 1949. He enjoyed baseball, where cherished news clippings document he pitched a no-hit game his senior year. After high school, Larry enrolled at the University of Michigan where he obtained both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in dentistry in 1956. During summer breaks Larry worked at General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford as a vehicle test driver. Larry served as a lieutenant in the US Navy providing dental services at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He then successfully managed his private dental practice in Highland, Michigan until his retirement in 1998. Larry was a loving, generous and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid reader of novels, enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, and traveling with Alice as well as playing his most beloved sport, golf. Larry was a member of Edgewood Country Club in Union Lake, MI for 38 years before retiring to Grand Rapids to be closer to his children. He remained a life-long Michigan Wolverine regularly attending games at the Big House. His mild manner and intelligent humor will be missed by all his family and friends. A memorial visitation is scheduled on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 am at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford MI 49341. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Spectrum Health Hospice of Grand Rapids.
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