Michael Howard Tindall

December 30, 1964March 30, 2019

Michael H. Tindall, 54, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Cremation has been held and graveside services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit to view Michael’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the family. The services for Michael have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Michael Howard Tindall was born in Kimball, Nebraska on December 30, 1964, the son of Howard and Shirley (Wagner) Tindall. He was raised in Kimball and graduated from the Kimball High School in 1983. Michael then attended Rose Hulman Institute from 1983-1984. He then attended the University of Wyoming and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He then attended Northwestern University in Chicago and received a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology. Then he returned to the University of Wyoming and received a Master’s Degree in computer science. He moved to Portland and worked in the computer industry as a data processor. Michael was married to Carla Kostek and to this union a daughter Melody was born and they were later divorced. He was living in Portland and in January of 2016 he took a fall on the ice and became disabled. He moved back home to Kimball in September of 2016.

Survivors include his daughter Melody Tindall of Portland, OR; parents Howard and Shirley Tindall of Kimball, NE; sister Debbie (Danny) Villavicencio of Ft. Worth, TX; uncles Ron Dick, Ken Wagner and John Tindall; aunt Mary Tindall; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Sam and Mary Dick and Howard and Audrey Tindall and a brother Robbie Tindall.


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Robert Kath

April 9, 2019

It is impossible for me to capture my full appreciation for Mike in writing.

Mike was one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever known. He loved learning and exploring life’s mysteries and sharing what he learned and was interested in with his friends. He was genuinely honest and compassionate. He courageously faced challenges throughout his life that would crush lesser souls. This world is a lesser place without his presence.

I have many stories to share about Mike and how special he was. One that comes to mind dates to a weekend in the summer of 1983 when I was working alone at KIMB - the local radio station. A tornado warning was issued for the town and I had initiated the emergency broadcast protocol. Unfortunately, no full-time radio station staff were nearby that weekend to come and take over operations.

As I was struggling to keep all the “moving parts” of the broadcast going, my friend Mike drove by. I waved for him to come back and he turned right around, parked and walked inside with a big smile (unaware of what I was dealing with). Within a minutes’ time Mike learned what was going on, what was needed and rolled up his sleeves. Unbeknownst to many, he really helped the people of Kimball and saved our “bacon” that day. While the twister never touched down, we both saw the funnel cloud pass by - way too close for comfort. I will never forget the “can do” spirit he had and the humility with which conducted himself before, during and after the event. He was the kind of hero who didn’t need applause to do the right thing.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us Mike. My deepest condolences and sympathy to Mike's family and friends,


Roger Keeling

April 8, 2019

I cannot say how sad I am about Subhan's (Michael's) passing. He has left us far too soon, and I can scarce believe I will not see him again.

Subhan was introduced to me by Amy Kennedy, and I saw him frequently over several years. He was invariably kind, always thoughtful, occasionally quite funny, deeply spiritual, and intellectually stimulating. He had a voracious appetite for knowledge, and -- of course -- a keen interest in Euro-board gaming.

He also frequently spoke of his wonderful daughter, Melody. He mentioned how much he loved her on more than one occasion, and how proud he was of her. I imagine that being separated from her such a far distance was a great burden to him.

Although he left the world much too early, it is also true that he lived a marvelously full life. He traveled the entire globe it seemed, and experienced an incredible number of the different adventures life has to offer. I think that everyone who knew and loved him can take some solace in knowing that he really made good use of the time he had here.

My deepest condolences go to his family, and to all who loved him.

Robert Kirby

April 7, 2019

Mike was one of my best friends growing up and have numerous fond memories of Mike. Life got in the way and we never really connected after we both left Kimball. Mike was a kind soul, Great friend and was there for me and others during difficult times we all go through during our youth. True to this day, I always think of Mike when ever I play (or see) any kind of board game, hear of D&D, or any 80's music we liked and listen too during our countless hours playing games.

My deepest sympathies to Howard and Shirley and Family for your loss and send prayers of healing and understanding.

Amy Kennedy

April 6, 2019

I met Subhan (Michael) in 2012 at a board gaming event. We became fast friends as we knew many people in common in Portland, and started dating a few months later.

We traveled to Nepal, Canada, Nevada, Colorado, and Nebraska together. We danced, volunteered in the community, meditated in sanghas, attended concerts, worked together, attended Sufi camp, built Spotify playlists, traded Geek Gold on BGG, and enjoyed our short time together. His passion was learning, as was evidenced with him always having another graduate degree in progress, and my worldview was expanded immensely by spending time with him.

When he left for Kimball in 2016, after suffering a few setbacks, many of us in Portland hoped he would return shortly. His health prevented that, and he left us all too soon. I will miss him, and I express my deepest sympathies to his family.

Susan Pinkerton

April 5, 2019

Sorry to hear the loss of Mike he was a nice person and enjoyed him coming to Pot Luck Dinners at Park Terrace and seeing him out taking walks .He will be dearly missed here at Park Terrace..Your in my thoughts and prayers😇