Our beloved Brenda Joy Kinsman passed away surrounded by her family on May 23, 2023. Brenda was born on July 16, 1949, to Betty and Eldred Katyryniuk and was raised with three brothers and two sisters in Cinebar, WA. She graduated from Onalaska High School in 1967 and soon after met and married her husband of 54 years, Dan Kinsman.
Dan and Brenda built a farm in Onalaska where they raised their three children, Troy, Chris, and Lisa. Brenda thoroughly enjoyed working on the farm raising cows and chickens and spent much of her time in her yard and growing her garden. She also enjoyed cooking and entertaining and made every Holiday and birthday memorable. Brenda's favorite thing was time with her family and made a point to talk to her kids every day. She spent a lot of time helping in the school when her kids attended and loved watching her kids and grandkids in sports and was always there supporting them in anything they did.
Brenda was loving, caring, thoughtful and always put others before herself. She made everyone feel special and will be missed beyond words.
Brenda is survived by her husband Dan, her two sons Troy (Carla) Kinsman, Chris (Kim) Kinsman and her daughter Lisa Kinsman. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Ryley Kinsman, Chase Kinsman, Blaze Underhill, Leighton Underhill, Chase Underhill, Keaten Underhill, Courtney Hall and Ashley Belew, five great-grandchildren, her siblings Mike Katyryniuk, Ron Katyryniuk and Becky Katyryniuk and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents Eldred and Betty Katyryniuk, her brother Samuel Katyryniuk and sister Donna (Katyryniuk) Kangas.
There will be a viewing on June 14th from 3-5 pm and June 15th from 10 am-Noon at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel in Toledo, WA. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 15th at 1:30 pm at Alpha Cemetery in Onalaska (3363 Centralia Alpha Rd, Onalaska) with a memorial reception following at the Mason Jar Gathering Barn (637 Leonard Rd, Onalaska, WA).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Brenda Joy to the Kinsman Memorial Scholarship fund at any TwinStar bank location