William Richards Kindig

Northbrook, Illinois


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William Richards "Dick" Kindig passed peacefully in his Northbrook home November 1st, 2019. Son of the late William D. Kindig and Jayne Richards Kindig of Evanston, IL. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara (Upsal) Kindig of 53 years in 2011. Loving father of Debbie (Keith)Van Heck of Wilmette, IL, Nancy (Casey) Dankle of Champaign, IL, and Stephanie (Dan) McGuire of Northfield, IL. Dear brother of Phoebe Dianne John of Canton, Ohio. Proud grandfather of Kyle (Amanda) Van Heck, Brian (Emma) Van Heck, Amanda (Nate) Widing, Mackenzie Dankle (fiancé Alec Gillespie), Jesse Dankle, Charlotte McGuire and Dylan McGuire. Great grandfather of Blakely and Sawyer Van Heck. He is also survived by his loving companion and travel partner of 6years, Dede McKnight. Dick was a great friend to many and loved by all who knew him. He graduated with a B.A in Economics and Geology from Depauw University in Greencastle Indiana. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force. He attended accounting and finance school at Sheppard Air Force base and was stationed at Elmendorf A.F Base in Anchorage Alaska. After leaving the Air Force Dick was recruited by Irving B. Harris to join Harris Associates as a C.F.A where he had a successful career for 33 years. He later came out of retirement to join Keeley Asset Management as a Vice President. He was a practical joker who will be remembered for his sense of humor, and love for his family & friends. Visitation Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 9th Street, Wilmette, IL 60091.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Depauw University Posse foundation: https://www.possefoundation.org/partner-with-us/donate or The First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 9th St, Wilmette, IL 60091. Info: wwwdonnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990.

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To Debbie and all the Kindigs and extended family, Your Dad was the cool dad. He drove us down to Champaign to watch New Trier play Harvey in the state HSvbasketball championship. He taught us fun drinking games like One Black Bear, A Couple of Ducks, 3 Running Hare?, 4?, Five fickle females flickering fragrant flowers ... He laughed with use as if he were 18 (which was legal drinking age back in the day.). To us, he was young, handsome and vibrant. So cool. I'll never forget him.

I am thinking about you and sending love.

Dick with his great granddaughter

Travels together with Dede McKnight

Dede & Dad

Dad in France

Wedding photo 1956

Barb & Dick

Family Christmas 2018