David J. Kinsella, 70, of Merna, passed away at 9:09 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.


His memorial Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington with Rev. Michael Schaab officiating. Military rites by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard will follow the Mass. A private family burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. There will be no visitation. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.


In liue of flowers, memorials may be directed to Towanda Volunteer Fire Department, 203 N. Jackson, Towanda, IL 61776 or to St. Patrick Church of Merna 1001 N. Towanda Barnes Rd., Bloomington, IL 61705.


David was born August 18, 1946 in Bloomington, the son of Daniel J. and Lucille Buck Kinsella. He married Patricia “Trish” Larkin on January 4, 1969 in Merna. She survives.


He is also survived by two sisters, Barbara (Michael) Schmidt of Normal and Rebecca (Phillip) Pollacci of Scottsdale, AZ and a brother, Dennis (Kay) Kinsella of Creston, IA and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


David graduated from Trinity High School in 1964 and from Joliet Junior College in 1966. He was drafted into the Army in 1967 and later joined the Army Reserves. David worked for FS before returning to the family farm and eventually retiring in 2010. He served on the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals.


David was loved by many and will be missed by many.