Richard M Kindler

richard kindler
Richard M. Kindler, age 82, of Fredericksburg, IA formerly of Solon, IA passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Conway-Markham Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 115 N. Broadway Ave. New Hampton, IA 50659. Burial will be immediately following, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredricksburg, IA. Memorial donations may be made out to the family of Richard M. Kindler /Brenda Bartling C/O Conway-Markham Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 115 N. Broadway Ave. New Hampton, IA 50659. Richard M. was born in Brawley, CA on August 1st, 1937 to Otto H. Kindler and Olga E. (Nemitz) Kindler. He was baptized February 23rd, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brawley, CA. He attended school at Magnolia Union School. The family moved to Iowa in 1953. He was employed as a truck driver and grain operator at F.J. Krob and Company, in Solon, IA for 37 years where he retired in 1999. Richard enjoyed gardening, tending the flower beds, and going on road trips with his son-in-law and trucker friends. He will be remembered for his kind soul, humor, and wholehearted laugh. He is survived by sisters Margaret Ball of Ridge Manor, FL and Lillian Luettgens(Gary Ehrlich) of Wilton, IA. His children include, son, John Kindler, daughter, Geraldine (Gerry) Kindler, son, Richard Lee Kindler, all of Solon, IA and daughter, Brenda Bartling (David Miron) ,MI, ex-son-in-law, Donald Bartling, MI. His grandchildren, Justin Bartling, Hills, IA, Teah Bartling, Solon, IA, Summer Richard(Brandon), MI and five Great grandsons, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Olga Kindler, a brother, Oscar A. Kindler, a sister, Dorothy L. Olson, and grandson, Donald J. Bartling Junior. The family would like to thank the staff at Linn Haven Rehab and Health Care, St. Croix Hospice, all of the wonderful volunteers that took time out of their lives to hold Richards hand and reassure him that he matters, and Conway-Markham Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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  1. I remember taking the New Hampton students to see Richard the past two years. He had so many interesting stories to tell. He was a gentle, caring man who had a great sense of humor and a love for trucks. Personally, you were my friend and I will miss you greatly. I promise to stop and visit when I drive to school. Thank you for being a part of our lives! Rick Meisner Garnavillo, Iowa

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