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 MALTA- Fred Kindle 81 passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, July 19, 2016 of natural causes at the Hi-Line Retirement Center.

    Funeral will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 22, 2016 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. View will be from noon until 7:00 P.M. of Thursday. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Malta Cemetery. a luncheon to follow at the Malta Community Church. Memorials may be made to the Shiners’ Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1355, Malta, MT 59538 or Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59405. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Fred was born July 8, 1935 at their homestead south of Saco, MT to Roy and Laura (Baker) Kindle. He was raised in this area and completed grades 1 thru 8 at the Bowdoin School before going to work full time on the ranch. In June 1956 he joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in June of 1964. During this time he attained the rank of E6 Staff Sergeant and was a Tank Commander.

Click for larger image    Fred married Mary Alice Duty on Valentine’s Day 1963. Fred and his brothers built a house in the Bowdoin community and called it home until 1997. Fred and Mary raised three boys and a bunch of cattle on this place. Over the years Dad added on an attached underground garage to the house, a shop to the west, and another large, underground storage shed to the south. If you knew Dad he liked to keep his vehicles and machinery out of the weather. In the summer of 1997 they moved to a house in town which soon became a house with a shop in the back yard. Having the shop allowed him to continue to mechanic, fabricate and yes, keep his equipment out of the weather.

    Fred wore many hats during his life. He was first and foremost a rancher and was very proud of his Black Angus herd. He also owned and operated his own heavy equipment, was a partner in a Polaris dealership in Malta, and trucked a lot cattle around the county with some trips to the local markets. His hobbies included two, three, and four wheeled bikes and snowmobiles. He was a pretty fair rider and also knew how to keep them running which was handy for his boys and many in others in the community.

Click for larger image    Survivors include his wife Mary Alice, sons, TJ (Tom) and Mildred “Millie” Kindle and their sons Frank, Robert and Pat; and Bryan and Camille “Sam” (Pippin) Kindle and their kids Reese, Kristen, and Sawyer; brothers, Floyd and Sharon Kindle and Ray and Rose Kindle.

    He was preceded in death by older brother Arlyn, parents, youngest son Jack and his good friend and neighbor Jimmy Salsbery. And Thank You to the Country Home and Hi Line Retirement Center for making it possible to keep Dad close to family and home.

    Condolences can be sent to: Mary Kindle, PO Box 257, Malta, MT, 59538.


Guest Book

From: Debbie Demarais

My sympathy to the Kindle family. My Dad always spoke highly of him and considered him a good friend. Just imagine: Delmar Demarais, Jimmy Salsbery and Fred Kindle all having coffee and fixing all the worlds problems, at least those involving cattle horses hay and such.

From: David and Marie pippin

To the Family of Fred Kindle,
We had planned to be with you on this day but will not be able to attend. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May you find comfort with the Lord in this time of sorrow.

Dave and Marie Pippin

From: Boyd & Esther Ruud

To Mary and all of Fred's family, our thoughts and prayers
are with you.

From: Roger & Laurie Bruckner

Mary, Tom & Bryan:

I am sorry for your loss. I remember him as a good man.

From: Diane F Smith

Mary and family; my condolences to you all in the loss of Fred. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. Diane F Smith

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