Katherine Evelyn Kindel
Katherine Evelyn (Raba) Kindel, 92, a former resident of the Verboort community, late of Selby, South Dakota, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Selby, South Dakota. KATHERINE E. (RABA) KINDEL was born on May 20, 1922 in Selby, South Dakota, the daughter of Andrew and Theresa Raba. She attended grade school at West Spring Valley School. She did housework and worked as a florist in Chicago for a short time. She spent fifteen months at a religious community, Servants of Mary, in Wisconsin. She met her husband, Kenneth Julius Kindel through a pen pal service and they were married on October 3, 1950 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Selby, South Dakota. After a honeymoon trip from South Dakota back to Oregon, they made their home on the Kindel family farm in Verboort. She lost her husband in 1964 and in 1965 moved with her nine children back to Selby, South Dakota. There they lived with her sister's family on the farm until she bought a home in Selby. She is a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Altar Society. Katherine taught 1st grade CCD and kept the church sparkling for many years. She also worked at the Hilltop Motel for a number of years. In 2009, she moved into the Good Samaritan Center where she had resided since. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her daughter, Rose Mary; her parents, Andrew and Theresa Raba; her six bothers and two sisters. Survivors include her nine children and their spouses, Alicia and Donald Herinckx, of Forest Grove, Oregon; Andrew and Candace Kindel, of Eureka, Montana; Marvin and Nancy Kindel, of Selby, South Dakota; Marianne and Clifford Vandervelden, of North Plains, Oregon; Therese and Daniel Schmidt, of Forest Grove, Oregon; Timothy and Jan Kindel, of Hosmer, South Dakota; Jerome and Dixie Kindel, of Java, South Dakota; June and Gregory Kolb, of Aloha, Oregon and Renita and Scott Sauer, of Aberdeen South Dakota ; her sister, Irene Kosters, of Mobridge, South Dakota and her sister-in-law, Verna Raba, of Rapid City, South Dakota. Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests donations to the Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 299, Selby, South Dakota, 57572 or to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7209 5th Avenue (PO Box 231), Selby, South Dakota, 57472, in her memory.