William E. Kindred

July 18, 1929April 4, 2016

WILLIAM EARL KINDRED, 86, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Parkview Hospital. Born July 18, 1929, in Franklin, Ohio, he was a son of Earl Kindred and Leona Hawthorn Kindred. He retired as a metallurgist with Dana Corp. and worked for International Harvester. He was a HAM radio operator (WA9RAP) and for 50 years he taught code and tested many HAM operators. He was Past President of Fort Wayne Radio Club. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Dolores C. (Miller) Kindred of Fort Wayne; son, Dr. Michael (Pam) Kindred of Lexington, Ky.; daughter Laura Ford of Monroe, N.H.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary E. (Gary) Sellars of Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother, James; sister, Wilma; and son-in-law, Stan Ford. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, with calling from 10 to 11 a.m. Calling also from 5 to 7 Friday, April 8, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen or The Salvation Army.


  • Visitation Friday, April 8, 2016
  • Visitation Saturday, April 9, 2016
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 9, 2016

William E. Kindred

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George Womack

June 21, 2016

Sorry to learn of Bill's death. I pray the Lord Jesus is with the Family during this time. Bill is now with Jesus in Heaven with Father God.

Susan Mains-Walsh

April 8, 2016

So sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dale and Nadine Strebig

April 8, 2016

We were very sorry to hear of you loss.
Sending our sympathy and prayers that you will find comfort in your memories and family love.
Dale and Nadine Strebig

Jay Farlow

April 7, 2016

I was a young teen when I attended a ham radio class Bill taught at Indiana Tech in the early 1970s. I've enjoyed the hobby ever since. What a gift he gave so many people! My condolences to the family. -- W9LW (ex. WN9MDS & WB9MDS)


April 7, 2016


April 7, 2016

Many good memories
Prayers to the family

Donna Smith