Robert L. Kindsvater

Longtime Enumclaw resident Robert L. Kindsvater died April 2, 2014, in Auburn.

He was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Kellogg, Idaho, to William and Elma (Nuss) Kindsvater. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for 25 years, working in Skykomish and Enumclaw, and he retired in 1990. He was a member of the Nazarene Church and Wabash Presbyterian Church. He liked being with family, playing pinochle, steelhead fishing, and working outdoors and on the church grounds.

He is survived by wife Barbara of Enumclaw; sons Karl Kindsvater of Auburn and Kent Kindsvater and wife Patty of Enumclaw; sister Karla Vail and husband Dave of Meridian, Idaho; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Bill and Kenny, sister Karen Fisher and first wife Shannon Lillian.

Services took place April 6 at Wabash Church. Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Remembrances may be made to Wabash Church, 18325 S.E. 384th, Auburn, 98092.

Services were directed by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at