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February 1, 1930 - November 27, 2019

Funeral Service Date
December 2, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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James P. Kinder, 89, of Fort Wayne, died November 27, 2019, at Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his loving family. James was born February 1, 1930 in Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late George and Mildred Kinder. He was a graduate of Central Catholic Class of 1948, and served our country in the U S Air Force as an F-86 fighter pilot. James was president at Michael Kinder & Sons, retiring after 36 years in 1992. During his career, he was involved in the construction of many churches, schools and other iconic buildings in Fort Wayne. He was a long time member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Kiwanis, Kof C 4th Degree and was a Past President of the Building Contractors Assoc of N E Indiana. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Kinder; sons, Joe (Sharon) Kinder of Fort Wayne, IN and Dan (Angela) Kinder of Huntertown, IN; daughters, Deborah (Mark) Petersen of Fishers, IN, Susan Keeler and Pamela Jensen both of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister, Lois (Ray) Kennedy of Oakridge, TN. James was preceded in death by his son-in-law William Jensen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community, Oratory of Saints Joachim and Anne, 1900 Randallia Dr. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Bishop Dwenger High School Scholarship Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

December 1, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community Oratory of Saints Joachim and Anne

Phone: 260-484-5555

Address: 1900 Randallia Dr Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Service Date: December 1, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior

Funeral Service Date

December 2, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior

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