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Dorsey B. Kindler, Sr

September 1, 1923 - November 25, 2015

Dorsey B. Kindler Sr. was born September 1, 1923 in Arlington, Nebraska, son of Dorsey J. and Ruth McCann Kindler, and died November 25, 2015 in Cambridge, Ohio.


Dorsey grew up in Tekamah, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942. Sailing from Southampton in 1944, his transport was sunk by Germans in the English Channel. A British destroyer picked him up and deposited him on the Normandy shore. With help from the G.I. Bill he completed his education at Stanford University and played on the football team. He served in the National Reserve as an officer until 1953. With his family he moved from California to St. Clairsville in 1965. He was an executive with Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel but took an early retirement to fulfill his passion for raising cattle.


Surviving him are children Karen (Carl) Kotlarchik, Dean (Christy) Kindler and Doug Kindler, brother S. Dean Kindler, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife of 43 years, Jane Holme Kindler, son Dorsey Kindler Jr. and brother Stewart Kindler.


At the request of Dorsey, there will be no services. Final arrangements at the convenience of the family.


Memorial contributions may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.


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Arrangements by the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH

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