On Friday, October 15th, 2021, John David Kindgren Sr, loving husband and father of 5 children passed away at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.
John was born on October 16th, 1954 in Glennallen Alaska to Oscar and Adena Kindgren. He graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage Alaska in 1972. On June 22nd, 1985, he married Katherine M. Hajdu. John retired in 2019 after working construction throughout Southern Oregon with Empire Wood Products for 22 years.
John had a passion for helping others. He was a dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #2196 in Coquille, Oregon. He served for many years in various roles including State President, President, Secretary, and friend. John was known for his gregarious smile, his selfness nature, and his love for community. He would often be found in his backyard with his wife Katie, playing a game of cribbage and listening to music while watching the hummingbirds fly.
John was preceded in death by his father, Oscar; his mother, Adena; and his sister, Julie. He was survived by his wife of 36 years, Katie; his five children: Christopher and his wife Charlotte; Tamra; Michelle and her husband Aaron; JD and his husband Steven; and Randi; his sisters Arlene, Karen and brother-in-law Brad; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his grandchildren; Natalie, Dallas, Colten, Casen, and Olive.
A funeral service will be held in the coming late spring 2022 in Coquille.
Donations can be made in his honor to Life Flight of Oregon.
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