Obituaries - Condolences

Condolences to the Family of Orlando J. Kind

John Kind Kuwait – Posted On: September 21, 2014

I am going to miss Grandpa Kind so much. One of the memories I have is sitting in his living room on the couch watching NASCAR. I was not a fan of NASCAR at the time, but now I am because every time I watch a race I will think of him. I remember whenever we would leave he would always give us a bag of candy for the ride back. Deer camp will not be same either. When I was little Grandpa would always give me something to do while helping set up camp. Usually it would be something along the lines of staying out of the way while the rest of the crew would set up camp. I vividly remember my dad pulling me out of school early on the Friday before deer season and driving down the West lane and pulling into camp. Grandpa's trusty Buick was always parked in the same spot and the lantern would always be glowing, letting everyone know that he was in the cabin. I am going to miss the stories he would tell us about his bus driving adventures while we sat in his living room. Whenever I visited Wisconsin I would look forward to driving down to Greenwood to visit him with my family and now the trip will not be the same. I am going to miss you Grandpa. Rest in Peace.

Randy and Cristina Kind Colorado Springs, CO – Posted On: September 19, 2014

I felt really blessed and lucky to have known grandpa Kind. Our wedding in 2008 was complete by having him here in Colorado. We knew it was a very long road trip and for that reason we were very appreciative that he was willing to make the trip and be here with us. I am truly going to miss stopping by and visiting with him every time we went to Wisconsin to visit family. Going to see grandpa Kind was just part of our trip. Our drive to and from the airport will no longer be the same. I'll keep the memories and cherish how he always seemed to remember my name. He will be missed.

Ricky, Karen, Cassidy, Doug, Thor, Buddy Boy, and Sparky Colorado Springs, CO – Posted On: September 19, 2014

Dear Grandpa, My heart is heavy but still rich with fond memories. In my eyes you were always the Big Oak Tree in the orchard standing tall, big smile on your face, and always ready to share a story or two of Greenwood. I remember your meticulous garden and grand strawberry patch as your pride and joy. I always enjoyed visiting you and Grandma on the weekends and holidays. Spring and summer visits were extra special since all of us grandkids would help out in the garden. It was a fun time for us kids, but probably stressful for Dad to keep us boys from teasing and fighting among each other. You always seemed to have a knack to keep us under control and amuse us by giving us rides in the little red trailer. My childhood visits were always special especially the garden, which always had the best tasting Indian candy corn, delicious big red tomatoes, and the small red potatoes. The other garden vegetables mom enjoyed, but not so much us kids. I still remember Cookie and Big Ben running around the yard like it was yesterday. I always admired your toolshed and all ears to hear about your next woodworking project. You are a true wood craftsman. I almost forgot about the time you and I were in a snowmobile accident. We hit a snow drift and tipped the snowmobile over. As I can recall, I was sleeping at the time, so I did not remember much that night except for the chill of snow around my face and hearing you calling out asking if I was okay. Your glasses were broken and you had a few scratches, but we were both all right. Lastly, what I remember most is when you and Grandma would visit us in Phillips and when you would drive off, all of us kids would line up in front of the big picture window and wave go bye. You were all smiles as you drove off in your relished Buick wearing your stenson cowboy hat. What many wonderful and lasting memories fill my heart today of my beloved grandfather. You will truly be missed. Love, your grandson Ricky

Daniel Beck Phillips, Wi – Posted On: September 19, 2014

To the Family of Orlando My deepest Sympathy to your family and especially Steve. I am sure your Dad always was a rolemodel to the Community and especially your Family After reading his life journey.. May your family savor the fond memories of that your family shared with one another. Cherish those moments in time. Life is always too short, but we can make those memories and bring a bright and cheerful life to all our love ones. May God bless you with many fond memories. Below I hope is a poem that summarize our life's journey, I hope. A reading by a man who stood up to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and he spoke the following date with tears. But said what mattered most of all was the dash between the years. For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on the Earth. And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth......... We don't choose our birth date or death date, but we do decide how we live the in-between and make the most of your life.... Greeks did NOT have Obituaries They only asked ..... Did they live with PASSION ??. From the movie Serendipity God Bless you all... No reply necessary. Daniel & Lynn Beck :-) Phillips, WI

Randy/Cristina Kind Colorado Springs, CO – Posted On: September 18, 2014

Grandpa, thank you for those fond memory trips to your house for Sunday cookouts. Ill always remember those rides you give us kids with your little Red Ferguson lawn tractor. How you could give so many grandchildren a ride at one time Ill never figure it out- in the trailer and one in each hand. We will deeply miss you; rest in peace. Love Randy & Cristina Kind

Lloyd and Marilyn Meissner Greenwood. – Posted On: September 18, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss ,we have lost a sweet neighbor on our street, he will be missed I can say we have never known a kinder person, may you find comfort in our prayers and thoughts.