Robert Kindwall

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Robert L. Kindwall, 62, of Le Mars passed away On Monday, October 7, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Pastor Bert Burwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. There will be a one hour visitation at the church prior to the funeral. Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee Kindwall was born on December 17, 1939, at Storm Lake, the son of Raymond "Barney" and Helen (Jensen) Kindwall. He was raised in the Alta area and graduated from Alta High School in 1958. Following his service with the Iowa Army National Guard, Bob attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1966.

On June 1, 1963 Robert and Audrey Gehrmann were united in marriage at Carson. The couple made their home in Storm Lake and Charles City, where Bob worked as an insurance adjuster. They moved to Le Mars in 1969. Bob was owner and operator of an insurance agency and secretary-manager of Plymouth Farmers Mutual Insurance Association in Le Mars. He retired in June 30, 2001.

Bob was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He was a life member and past president of Le Mars Sertoma, a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, served on the Le Mars Park Board and current president of Trees Forever, worked with Community Betterment Program, Iowa State Preserves Advisory Board for six years, and was past president of Le Mars Community Theater. Bob enjoyed nature, especially fishing, birds, trees and woodcarving.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Audrey of Le Mars; daughters Ann Kindwall of Des Moines, and Patty Kann and her husband Matt of Sioux City; his parents Raymond and Helen Kindwall of Manson; sisters Nancy Friedrich and her husband Marlin of Storm Lake, and Peggy Sievert and her husband Jim of Manson; a brother-in-law Bryce Gehrmann of Carson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother Raymond Kindwall Jr. and his mother and father-in-law A.W. and Marie Gehrmann.