Kenneth A. Kindervater, 83, passed away Monday, April 29, at his home in Kingman, Ariz., following a brief illness.
He was born in Meadville, Penn.a, Dec. 1, 1935, to the late James M. and Gertrude J. Kindervater. He was also preceded in death by his brother James, Feb. 19.
Kenny was a 1953 high school graduate., and served in the United States Marine Corps
He worked most of his adult life as a locomotive engineer for Erie-Lackawanna, Conrail, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads. Upon his retirement, he was employed again as a locomotive engineer
spotting coal trains for Basin Electric Power Co-Op Laramie River Station in Wheatland, where he worked 11 more years.
After moving to Kingman, Ariz., he found his niche as a driver for the Anderson Ford dealership which combined two of his favorite pastimes: visiting with people and driving cars and pickups.
He thoroughly enjoyed life; making people laugh; striking up conversations with everyone in his path. His hobbies included farming, horses, hunting, motorcycles and hotrods.
After the Lord saved him and changed his life, he was committed to reading God’s Word everyday and enjoyed going to church.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Thelma(Kline) Kindervater; three children, MaryAnn Kindervater of Cheyenne; Ken Kindervater and wife Terri, of Meadville, Penn.; Jill Jenkins and her husband Chris, of Torrington; a granddaughter Kayli Palmer of Maui, Hawaii, two step-grandchildren Randy and Paula Jenkins of Torrington.
Kenny will be sorely missed by family, friends and all who happened to have a conversation with him.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Kiser Hill Cemetery, Meadville, Penn.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasantview Alliance Church Missions 16233 State Hwy 86, Saegertown, PA, 16433.