JERSEYVILLE- Robert Virgil "Bobby" Kuehnel Jr., 53, died unexpectedly at 11:31 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at his residence.He was born in Jerseyville on June 9, 1960, one of three children born to Robert Virgil & Norma (Ingersoll) Kuehnel Sr.He grew up in Jerseyville, and graduated in 1978 from Jersey Community High School. He was played baseball with the Khoury League as a youth, and was an avid softball player participating in the Jerseyville City League, Farm Bureau League, and the "Old Timers" League. He also coached his son's Khoury League teams through the years. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting, Nascar racing, but his true passion was participating in various Demolition Derby's throughout numerous county fairs. His Demo family, the "Brew Crew" was his life and he enjoyed every minute participating and socializing amongst them.Bobby truly personified "Living life to the fullest" and will truly be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are his parents, Rob & Norma Kuehnel of Jerseyville; two sons, Joshua Kuehnel of Godfrey and Justin Kuehnel of Jerseyville; a brother & sister in law, Tim & Ann Kuehnel of Pawnee; a sister & brother in law, Beth & Mark Eldridge of Jerseyville; two nephews; three nieces; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard & Dorothy Ingersoll and William & Viola Kuehnel.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer will officiate. The Kuehnel family requests casual attire for both ceremonies.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to his family in care of Crawford Funeral Home
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