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Dale Kindt

February 3, 1933 — March 5, 2017

Dale Clarence Kindt, 84, passed away peacefully late March 5, 2017 in Sugar Land , Texas after a long illness with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born February 3, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Clarence and Mary Kindt. The family attended Grace Lutheran Church where Dale was baptized into the Lutheran faith on March 26, 1933. Dale was confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Grace Lutheran Church.
In 1948 the family moved to Independence, Kansas where he graduated High School and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. In March 1953 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was assigned to the 15th Air Force, 43rd Bomb Wing, 65th Bomb Squadron of the Strategic Air Command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He was assigned to a flight crew for the B-47 Stratojet Bomber. In 1954, Dale was stationed overseas at Fairford Air Force Base, England and Sidi Slimane Air Force Base in French Morocco, North Africa.
While in Tucson, Dale met his future wife Orline Miller through mutual friends. They were married on May 18, 1956 at Faith Lutheran Church, Tucson. Dale was honorably discharged from the Air Force in March 1957. In May 1957 Dale began work in Wichita Kansas for Boeing as a final flight inspection crew member for the B-52 Jet Bomber. In 1958 the family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Dale attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics and worked at the Tri- State Laboratories. In 1962 the family moved to Independence, Kansas where Dale worked for Electra Manufacturing and the family attended Zion Lutheran Church. In 1967 Dale took a job with Sinclair Oil and Gas Co and the family moved to Seminole, Oklahoma. In 1970 Dale was transferred to Ardmore, Oklahoma, where the family joined Trinity Lutheran Church. Dale served as the Financial Secretary for the church for many years. Dale retired from Atlantic Richfield Co. in August of 1991. He and Orline enjoyed traveling in their retirement years, which included a mission trip by Dale to Bolivia. Dale's hobbies included farming, photography and genealogy. In November 2009, Dale and Orline moved to Houston and joined Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 60 years, Orline; children Lynwood Kindt and wife Sandra, Brenham, Texas; Kevin Kindt and wife Karie, Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Kaylene Kindt, Houston, Texas; grandchildren Jeremiah Kindt and wife Jessica, Ardmore, Oklahoma; Christina Moore and husband Mitchell, Houston Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Silverado Memory Care Sugar Land for the loving care they provided Dale over the past 4 ½ years. Special thanks to Joe and Millie who had a special friendship with Dale from the first day they met him. Although dementia took a lot from Dale over the years, it never altered his bond with his wife Orline, or his soul. He was and always remained a child of God and is now at peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday March 13th at Zion Lutheran Church, Independence Kansas. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Sunday March 12th, at Potts Funeral Home in Independence. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1624 Harris St, Ardmore Ok 73401.


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Sunday, March 12, 2017


Zion Lutheran Church
S. 10th & Magnolia
Independence, KS  67301
Monday, March 13, 2017


Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301

Memorial Contributions

Trinity Lutheran Church
1624 Harris Street
Ardmore, OK  73401
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