Alfred “Otto” Schindele of Kimball died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 65.
A private memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Due to current CDC guidelines, attendance will be limited to invitation only; services will be live-streamed on the funeral home website, and will be available for online viewing for 90 days following the service. Burial will take place in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.
Alfred Bernard Schindele was known to his friends and family as Otto. He was born Aug. 20, 1954, in Kimball to Otto and Mary (Yanish) Schindele. He was a 1972 graduate of Kimball Area High School. Otto worked as an equipment operator and supervisor for Buffalo Bituminous and Knife River, retiring in November 2013. Otto enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, working, and “coon hunting.” He loved to crack jokes, and the smiles he brought to those who knew him will be greatly missed.
Otto was preceded in death by his parents, son Cole, and brothers Joe, Jake and Art.
He is survived by his sons Brennen (and Angela) Schindele of Kimball, and Jeff (and Lisa) Watson of Appleton, Wis.; grandchildren Sam, Justina, Abby, Anjellina, Emily and Adrian; and brothers Andy (and Sue) Schindele of Warrenton, Ore., and Norb (and Deanna) Schindele of Dassel.