Nancy Kindel

January 26, 1947 — October 22, 2021

Nancy Kindel

Nancy Inez Kindel, age 74, of Maple Rapids, MI, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ and her husband Dennis, on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.

Funeral Services will be held at the Maple Rapids United Methodist Church, Maple Rapids, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating.  Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Maple Rapids United Methodist Church - 330 S. Maple Ave, Maple Rapids, MI.

Nancy was born in St. Johns, Michigan on January 26, 1947, the daughter of Jack and Winifred (Schultz) Elliott.  Her mother later married Bill Stewart who raised her as his own.  She graduated from Fulton High School.  On April 24, 1965, Nancy married Dennis Kindel at the Maple Rapids United Methodist Church. They were blessed with 46 years of marriage prior to his death on November 6, 2011.

Nancy loved her family and dedicated her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She and Dennis spent many years riding motorcycles together.  Nancy was very talented and was known for her homemade cards, crafts, paintings and drawings. She was an animal lover, but found the most joy with her cats.  Nancy loved family get-togethers and preparing great food for them. Nancy and Dennis were lifelong members of Maple Rapids United Methodist Church.  She was very dedicated and involved in every aspect of the church throughout the years.

Nancy is survived by her sons: Norm (Shari) Kindel of St. Johns, MI; and Dion (Susan) Kindel of Carson City, MI; 6 grandchildren: Tiara (Ronnie) Schantz, Jordan (Heidi) Kindel, Dillon Kindel, Braden (Ashleigh) Kindel, Cody Kindel, and McKenna (fiance John Ortegon) Kindel; 5 great- grandchildren: Forrest, Broghan, Brynne, Garrin, and Kayle.  She is also survived by her brother Gordon Elliott, one sister Nanette Stewart and several nieces and nephews.  Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Dennis, her parents, and infant granddaughter Tabitha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Rapids United Methodist Church - 330 S. Maple Ave, Maple Rapids, MI.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

Maple Rapids United Methodist Church

330 S Maple Ave, Maple Rapids, MI 48853

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Maple Rapids United Methodist Church (Maple Rapids)

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Fulton Township, MI

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