Kathleen Hunstad Kindred, 92, of Shawnee, KS passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Kathleen was born near Aberdeen, South Dakota to Birger and Jeanette Hunstad on March 27, 1922. She attended school in Aberdeen graduating from Northern State Teacher’s College. She lived in Aberdeen until World War II broke out and then moved to the Pacific Northwest where she ran wiring on ships being built for the war effort. After the war she stayed in Portland working for Mobil Oil where she met her true love, Bryce Kindred. Kathleen and Bryce were married in Los Angeles in 1954. They lived in Philadelphia, Reno, Houston and Decatur before settling with their 3 young children in Overland Park in 1963. In addition to being a fulltime mother, Kathleen worked for Chubb Insurance Group for over 20 years.
Kathleen was a member of the Atonement Lutheran Church since 1963.
Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Birger and Jeanette, husband, Bryce and two brothers, Bernard and Wallace.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Janice Kindred of Shawnee; two sons, Gregory (Leisa) Kindred of Mission, Douglas (Jacqueline) Kindred of Lenexa; three grandchildren, Jamison, Claire and Rose; one brother, Donald Hunstad of LeMars, IA; one sister, Vivian (Don) Schley of Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Margaret Hunstad of Eau Claire, WI and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204. Family will also receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 30,2014 at Atonement Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Family suggest memorial contributions to Atonement Lutheran Church or Metro Lutheran Ministry, 3031 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64109.
We can’t count the times over the last four months that we have heard the word’s “your Mother is just the sweetest.” No truer words have been spoken and we hope to carry on her legacy of sweet, kind heart. We are comforted to know she is rejoicing in heaven with her husband, parents, and brothers.