Michael “Mick” Kindle, died of complications from COPD on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Portland, OR. He was 71. He was born on May 1, 1948 in Colfax, Washington to Kenneth and Betty Kindle.
Michael Kindle joined the United States Army in 1967, he served as a Truck and Auto mechanic, where he earned a National Defense Service medal and was honorably discharged in 1973.
Michael worked at Kinzua Pine Mill for most of his life where he was a Kiln Operator until the mill closed. He then worked at the Walmart DC as a Truck Mechanic for 9 years when he semi-retired and then went to work for the County on the weekends at the Morrow County Transfer station until last November.
Michael married LaRae McAninch on June 26, 1971 in Newberg, Oregon. Michael has three sons: Jon, Jim, and Joseph.
He loved fishing, hunting, bowling, drag racing, working on hot rods, playing cards, watching his grandkids play sports and Heppner sporting events. He always loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife LaRae Kindle at their Heppner residence, his three sons Jon Kindle of Portland, Jim Kindle and wife Becky of Heppner and Joseph Kindle of Heppner, and his 2 grandkids Kayla and CJ Kindle. Also, his brother Bob Kindle and wife Tracy of El Paso, his sister in-law Jean Kindle of Pendleton, his half-sisters Betsy Heath of Hermiston, Sheryl Romaine of Missouri as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mom Betty Heath, his stepfather Elmer Heath, grandparents, and his brother Dean Kindle.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Morrow County Fairgrounds with a burial at a later date. Friends and family are invited to attend with a small meal being served following the service.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Heppner Booster Club, PO Box 97, Heppner OR 97836.
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