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LouElla Kindler

March 9, 1926 — August 29, 2016

LouElla Kindler, 90, of Redwood Falls died Monday, August 29, 2016 at Parkview Home in Belview. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 5 until 7 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Thursday, from 2 until 3 p.m., at the church.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

LouElla Jean Kindler, the daughter of Virgil and Orpha (Hildreth) Roberts, was born March 9, 1926 in West Bend, Iowa. She grew up in Rolfe, Iowa and, at the age of 16, moved with her family to Bingham Lake, Minnesota. LouElla graduated from Windom High School in 1944. During World War II, she was employed by the DeSoto and Cream of Wheat factories in Minneapolis. It was while living in Minneapolis, that LouElla met the love of her life, Stanley Kindler, at the Fort Snelling hospital.

On May 30, 1945, LouElla married Stan at the Fort Snelling Chapel. Following his discharge from the service, the couple made their home in Lamberton. While living in Lamberton, LouElla was active in the Ladies’ Aid and Girl Scouts. Later, she and Stan were foster parents to several children. The family moved to Eugene, Oregon in the fall of 1960 and later moved back to Minnesota where they lived in Echo then later Morton and Redwood Falls. LouElla was a member of Entertainment Unlimited for several years, singing in nursing homes throughout Redwood and Renville counties.

LouElla loved music, including singing and dancing. She played piano by ear and sang at many weddings and funerals. LouElla also played the cello in her high school’s orchestra. She loved sewing and hand work. LouElla made wedding dresses for each of her daughters, as well as their attendants’ dresses. She enjoyed playing BINGO, reading, and – most of all – family gatherings. LouElla and Stan loved hunting, history and traveling together with their family. They taught their children the value of family and American history and of honoring those who volunteered to preserve our freedoms in the Armed Services. LouElla and Stan, along with Gary Revier, were instrumental in the establishment of the veteran’s memorial in Redwood Falls. LouElla was a member of First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.

She is survived by children Bergetta (Jerry) Abrahamson of Belview, Nyla (Roger) Probst of LeSueur, Randy (Pat) Kindler of Redwood Falls, and Laurie (Frank) Kerkhoff of Waconia; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; brother Jack Roberts; and sister Mary Pichette. LouElla was preceded in death by her husband Stan, with whom she shared 69-1/2 years of marriage; brothers Darwin, Everett, and Loren Roberts; sisters Robyn Estelyn “Bobbie” Williams, and Nelva Dean “Penny” Egge; son-in-law Dale Laraway; grandson Jeremy Abrahamson; and step-great-grandchildren Aubryn Wolner and David Fredrickson.

Blessed be her memory.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home

111 S Halvorson St, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

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