Steve N. Kinel of Fairgrove (formerly of Kingston), age 40, died peacefully Monday, February 18, 2019, in Covenant Medical Center, Harrison Campus, Saginaw. He was born December 1, 1978, in Rochester the youngest of two children born to Richard Michael and Hiroko (Lee) Kinel. Steve graduated from Highland Pines School in Caro. He was a loving, selfless young man. Steve was his Dad’s buddy. He enjoyed toys that made noise and watching his favorite movie, Back to the Future.

Steve is survived by his parents: Richard (Cindy) Kinel of Silverwood, Hiroko Lee of Imlay City; siblings: Lee (Sarah) Kinel of Kingston, Clayton (Danielle) Harrison of Deford; nephews: Riley and Austin; grandmother, Leona Maxson of Silverwood; aunts and uncles: Ray (Martha) Kinel of Tennessee, Ron (Sara) Kinel of Lapeer, Robert (Judy) Kinel of Shelby Township, Dan Maxson of Kingston, Bev (Jerry) Gilmore of Kingston. Those who will also remember Steve is his family at Circle Drive in Fairgrove. He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Thaddeus and Irene Kinel, William Maxson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the memorial service at noon Saturday, February 23, 2019, in Kranz Funeral Home – Kingston with Debra L. Kranz, Funeral Service Celebrant officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

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