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Steve Kindred



A celebration of life for Steve R. Kindred, 63, of Washington, will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Ryan Meader officiating.  Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in rural Washington.  Visitation will be held from 11AM Friday until the time of the service.  A memorial fund has been established for his grandchildren.
Steve Kindred died Tuesday, November 24 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Stephen Randall Kindred was born November 17, 1951 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Billie Oliver and Bea (Gingerich) Kindred.  He graduated from Mid Prairie High School in 1970 and joined the United States Army and served in Germany, earning the National Defense Medal and the Marksman Medal.  Steve was a mechanic at McCleary's for 28 years and then attended truck driving school at Indian Hills in Ottumwa. He drove truck for Schweinfurth Transfer Incorporated for six years.  His life partner for the past 18 years was Deb Wagamon.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #29 and enjoyed Harley Davidson's, his dog Sadie, and working on motors.   Steve was known for helping others and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his partner, Deb Wagamon of Washington, IA, children: Matthew (Jessica) Kindred of Wellman, IA, Amy (Cody) Ryan of Ames, IA,  Duane (Kathy) Wagamon and Jason Wagamon of Brighton, IA,  Kathryn (Andy) Shipman of McCausland, IA, six grandchildren: Kaylee, Ty, Traeton, KyLynne, Samantha and Allison Denise, one great grandson, Averey, mother, Bea (Don) Gardner of Mesa, AZ, father, Billie Oliver (Judy) Kindred of McGregor, IA, one sister, Rhonda Chorpening of Washington, IA, a sister in law: Cyndi Kindred of Riverside, IA, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends.

Preceding Steve in death was his brother, Billie Kindred.

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Guestbook

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Steve.I recall High School days of sometimes ridding together to and from School.Through the years when we would see each other the conversationwould always include 55 through 57 Chevys I will miss that.Steve was a good man.I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family.

Beryl Butterbaugh Dec 4 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Deb. Pam Shelangoski Garrett

Pamela Garrett Dec 2 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Deb. Pam Shelangoski Garrett

Pamela Garrett Dec 2 2014 12:00 AM

You have my sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Please allow God to comfort you through His promise to care for our dead loved ones at John 5:28,29. It's so stressful to deal with the death of a loved one because Death was never supposed to be a part of life so God didn't create us with the ability to be content with this loss but our loving creator, Jehovah God, promises to do away with death {Isaiah 25:8} and the one who causes death Satan{Hebrews 2:14} real soonthrough His Kingdom in the hands of His Son Christ Jesus so that His purpose for mankindcan be realized which is to live on a paradise earth under perfect and peaceful conditions. {Genesis 1:27,28; Psalms 37:9-11,29}

Connie Williams Nov 30 2014 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve.I know he will be greatly missed by everyone.Growing up, I always loved those large family dinnersand I looked up to the cousins that were a little bit older than me. Steve always stood out with that mischievous smile.I know that he will be taken care of in heaven by all of the family that is already there.I'll be thinking of everyone during this time.Love, Sherie and family

Sherie Liechty Tujetsch Nov 29 2014 12:00 AM

Deb, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Steve.I know he will always live on in your heart.

Pam Noun Nov 28 2014 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for you, Deb and your family. I remember working with Steve at McCleery's. He was a kind and caring man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Fenn Nov 27 2014 12:00 AM

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by your Open Gates Family.From your Open Gates Family and Jerry Greene. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Jacobs Nov 26 2014 12:00 AM

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Carla Kindred Jasper.With deepest sympathy for the loss of such a sweet, kind man. The world will be a lesser place without him in it. Love, Carla Kindred Jasper

Carla Jasper Nov 25 2014 12:00 AM

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Carla Kindred Jasper.With deepest sympathy for the loss of such a sweet, kind man. The world will be a lesser place without him in it. Love, Carla Kindred Jasper

Carla Jasper Nov 25 2014 12:00 AM