In Memory Of

Lars Gerhardt Kindem

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Guest Book

February 21, 2013

Papa, I had the honor and the privilege of being your son. Everything I bring to fatherhood, I learned from you. I strive to provide for my family in the way you did for our us. Papa, you touched so many lives, but I was the most fortunate. I am your son.You are beyond compare.I am so sad to be without you.I miss you, I love you and now, the world needs a new hero. Tor Kindem, "The Main Man"

February 20, 2013

Nina & family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. After reading all the posts it's easy to see your father had a wonderful influence on so many people who knew him.

kelly elkins

February 19, 2013 | Spokane Valley, WA

I had the honor over many years to be with Lars and his family both in Minneapolis and Spokane. He was wonderful to share conversation with, and he loved to laugh and have fun. Saw him take his granddaughter out to see the "gum tree" and pick the fruit. It was hilarious! He was a fabulous baker and I just couldn't eat enough of anything he made. It was an honor to know him and call him friend! His beautiful children and grandchildren are reflections of this kind and caring man and...

jim thielen

February 19, 2013 | Toronto, ON

I was one of the many young people that was trained and tutored by Lars Kindem while at North High School. I participated on the ski team for three years and remember the patience and persistence that Coach Kindem used to motivate us to perform well. He taught us the value of training and hard work with the goal of representing our school with honor. It was a unique opportunity to be a part of a group that had as its leader a knowledgeable coach that inspired us to do our best every day. ...

arianna ortega

February 19, 2013 | Puyallup, WA

Grandpa, I miss you so much. I'm sad that within the last couple of years I wasn't able to see you as much as I had hoped. You are the world's greatest grandpa and I have 4 cousins that I know will back me up on that. It has been such an honor to be your granddaughter and I am blessed that I have so many wonderful memories with you. For a good portion of my life I really thought gum grew on trees because every time I came over you let me pick gum from the "gum tree." I miss baking...

nina kindem

February 19, 2013 | Spokane, WA

Mr kindem, Lars, Coach, but to me, he was Pappa. I am so proud to be Lars Kindem's daughter. When I see these comments, it fills my heart with pride and admiration. He was the most powerful man in my life and to see how he was such a positive influence to many is incredible. My sister Sonja and I loved to go to school with him periodically and sing Norwegian songs to the class. Thank you to all of you who shared your love for my Pappa. I miss him, but knowing the positive imprint he left...

cindy young

February 19, 2013 | Shoreview, MN

Mr.Kindem was my FAVORITE teacher ever! I studied Norwegian at Roosevelt, and remember going to Skogfjorden with his son Lars. He always told us he could tell stories about ANY student he ever had! I can still see him wearing his jeans and jean jacket! He was a wonderful man and I'm sure such a Blessing to his family! Cindy Young

lauren kindem, granddaughter

February 19, 2013 | Cambridge, MN

I will always remember you grandpa! When I was a little girl I remember you singing a song maybe many people have heard it " Rea Runka" I loved and still love that song I also remember when I was sleeping over at his house in Burnsville and upstairs him and my dad stuffed a bunch of tennis balls in my footsie pjs. Many people probably remember his famous bread and lefse, I started baking bread with him ever since I can remember maybe 2 and his DELICIOUS apples and how much he made...

wayne quist

February 17, 2013 | Minnetonka, MN

In memory of Lars from Hoz. In high school he was called “Lefse” and at St. Olaf we called him “Argo.” He was our leader, our mentor and friend, a lifelong companion. Gunder and I saw Lars at noon Friday and he passed away twelve hours later. Suffering from Altzheimers, his passing was a blessing, but he is sadly missed and will be fondly remembered. Lars was wedded to St. Olaf and especially to the choir for it had a central place in his life. Lars grew up at the foot of Manitou Heights at...


Lars's Obituary

Kindem, Lars Gerhardt 3/29/1933 - 1/26/2013 Lars, age 79 of Northfield, Minnesota, passed away Saturday morning, January 26, 2013, at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 2 pm with visitation at 1:00 at St. John's Lutheran Church...

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