Douglas Kinnard

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Douglas Kinnard, 74, of Belleville, IL, born October 18, 1947, in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Kinnard worked as a manager at Reynolds Aluminum Recycling for 21 years. He enjoyed working out in his yard and cutting grass. Doug also enjoyed helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonzo and Geneva, nee Thompson, Kinnard; and two sisters, Kathleen and Barbara.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol, nee Rujawitz, Kinnard whom he married on March 18, 1967; three children, Raymond (Crissy) Kinnard of Kansas, Shelly Giovando of Belleville, IL, and Michael Kinnard of Kansas; six grandchildren, Krystal (Rahman), Kayla (Nic), Justin,          Christian, Charli, and Colton; four great-grandchildren, Mohammed, Nazik, Landen, and Jeremiah; his siblings, Mildred, Stanley, and Ellen; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Bert’s Big Adventure. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Douglas Kinnard

pat white said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2022 at 4:02 PM

Carol, Was so saddened to hear about Doug.. You and Doug were the Elligence of Windham Place..I will always be so greatful for all the things he has done for especially for moving me from the 3rd floor to the first floor out of the goodness of his heart. He will always have a special place in my heart because of the wonderful man the he was. I missed you guys from the day you moved.. Never be the same

  • Shawnee
  • Kansas
Jack Ackermann said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was one of my students at Grant School in my first year of teaching, and a he k of a basketball player for coach Benson. My condolences to his family.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Gary Flach said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2022 at 8:55 PM

I am going to miss my buddy Cisco. He was a great friend. He would do anything for you. He would always cheer me up. Love you doug may God be with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sharon L Pursell said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2022 at 5:35 PM

Carol, I was so sorry to read of Doug's passing. I consider both of you very good friends. Doug was always considerate and kind to everyone always offering a helping hand. I know he will be missed by his family and especially by you Carol. You were the best neighbors ever. God Bless You.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Mildred Kinnard Lovelace said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 5:26 PM

To Carol and family, will be missed Great brother will do anything for everyone, Had a great smile loving memory of little Brother, Love him Deeply, Mill, Take care Carol My thoughts and Prayers with you and family.

  • Dwight
  • illinois
timothy lovelace said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 4:32 PM

To carol and family, we are so sorry for you loss Doug will be missed he always had a smile on his face and liked to joke just like his father, Doug was a great uncle and thanks for his great service in Military, are prayers are with you and your family.

  • crest hill
  • illinois
Dianne Birnstill said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 7:04 AM

Carol and family, I am deeply sorry to hear about Doug's passing. It's been so long since I have seen any of you. Doug was a great man, knew how to make people laugh, always had a smill on his face and you could tell he loved life, his family and you Carol! My heart goes out to you all. Love and hugs

  • Dix
  • IL
kayla kinnard said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2022 at 11:34 PM

I Love You❤

  • dwight
  • illinois

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