Arthur H. Kindlund

May 6, 1948 – May 23, 2020

Arthur Huntleigh Kindlund died of cancer at his home in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 23, 2020.

He is survived by his brother, Newton C. Kindlund, of Winter Park, Florida, his sister, Elaine Kindlund Goulet of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and his brother, Eric Kindlund, of East Lansing, Michigan. He is also survived by seven dearly loved nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his dear parents, Newton K. Kindlund and Virginia Kindlund.

Arthur grew up in Lansing and graduated from East Lansing High School and Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. His career spanned a decade of service in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative for DuPont. Later in his career he was involved in the RV business with his brother, Newton, in Florida, and with his brother, Eric, in the construction industry in Lansing.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, October 17th, at 11:00 A.M., at the Kindlund family gravesite at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where his ashes will be interred.

Art will be remembered by his friends and family as a caring, loving individual with a passion for sailing, sports, and nature, and an avid fan of the Spartans.

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Steve Erickson
May 28, 2020 at 11:50 am

Sorry to see you go, my old friend. Peace be with you.

Ronald K Springer
May 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm

I met Art my freshman year at East Lansing High School. He was one of the nicest guys I ever met. When he was upset, he might say “Jeez, did you see that?” We both had Volkswagens around the time we graduated and had a ball in them with our friends.

In 1972, I visited Art in Boston and he took me sailing in Long Island Sound. I never forgot when he said “Get Ready.” A Navy Nuclear Sub was going by and we needed to turn into its wake. I gotta admit, it was fun but wow!

Over the years we talked about life, women, work. In more recent years, I’d stop to talk with him any time he was outside, mowing the lawn, washing his car. He never complained or whined about his physical issues.

At our 50th high school reunion in 2016, I was trying to talk Art into attending but he was worried about some of his ailments rearing their ugly head. I got him to promise to attend the picnic at Patriarche Park on Friday night. Then on Saturday, I saw him at another reunion function with classmate Steve Erickson and they both asked, “Is it too late to buy a dinner ticket?” I said no and from those I spoke with, Art had a great time during the reunion.

I will miss Art’s laugh, his sense of humor and his easy-going demeanor. He was a great guy to know.

Carol Keesler
May 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Art was my neighbor and a good friend. Summers were great fun on Glenhaven all those years ago and Art was always involved. Art was truly one the good guys and it was great to chat with him at our 50th class reunion. Rest in peace my friend.

Craig A. Williams
May 30, 2020 at 4:34 pm

I knew Art a little while in HS. He was an upbeat positive inspiring soul. His journey is finished! U Passed over the finish line brother. Cherish the rewards awaiting u.
RIP Art .. from a friend in Christ.

Simone Joyaux
May 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Sadness. Thank you Bill. Simone Joyaux

Bob Silverman
May 30, 2020 at 5:55 pm

I am deeply saddened to hear this news. Art was a really good friend in high school and college. We had many, many good times together, including a three week trip to Florida over one winter break at MSU. What I remember most about Art is his great sense of humor. It seemed that he was always joking and laughing. I really enjoyed his company. Thank you Ron for convincing Art to come to the 50th reunion. He was a great guy in every sense, a really sweet and good person. My sincere condolences go out to his family and many friends.

Carol Wright Parmenter
May 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm

The race is over and he is now in God’s loving arms. Peace to all his family. Thank you Bill for letting us know.

Janet Berube Aubry
May 31, 2020 at 10:46 pm

We grew up in special times and in a wonderful place with many great people. We were all friends then and most of us still are. Art was part of that and brought his special kindness described by other here to the best years of our lives. RIP Art and may your family take comfort in knowing you are fondly and well remembered by the kids you grew up with. Appreciate you let us know Bill.

Tom Atkin
June 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm

We got together many times over the years. Art always had some action going: Racquetball in California, Rafting in Connecticut, or sailing on Lake Michigan. Great Energy.

Mary Lou Roth-Ramage
June 14, 2020 at 4:45 pm

I have only the best childhood memories of Art. He was a joy – always kind and witty. He was truly “one of the good guys”! I am glad that we – at least – got to catch up at our reunion.
We have all lost a good, dear friend. Sail on, sweet Art…

Newton C Kindlund
July 2, 2020 at 9:34 pm

It is truly gratifying to for our family to see the many lives our dear brother Arthur touched and in such a positive way.He lived the life of his choosing and dedicated his later year in the service of his parents a a dedicated son of a wonderful family!
One often wonders why the lord chose to take the youngest in our family first ! He will be sincerely missed and his legacy will life on with the hearts of his many friends and family. The light of our lord now shines upon him.

Anne Shelton
October 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.


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