Donald L Kindell

December 7, 1947 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 73)


Donald L. Kindell, 73, of Saint Marys, Ohio, died 10:53 P.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

He was born December 7, 1947, in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Donald and Treva (Fetters) Kindell.

He married Carolyn Warner on September 12, 2004, and she survives at the residence.


He is survived by his children: Greg (Deanna) Kindell of Sidney, Ohio; Samantha (Charles) Aston of Orlando, Florida; Timothy (Riane) Bowers of Saint Marys; Jonathan Bowers of Lansing, Michigan. He is survived by a granddaughter, Tina (Blaine) Davidson of Jacksonville, Florida; a great-grandchild: Peyton Davidson. He is also survived by his siblings: Bruce (Marlene) Kindell of West Milton; Keith Kindell of Arcanum; Kathy Kindell of Kettering.


He was preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Scott Kindell.


Don was a graduate of West Milton High School. He served 20 years in the US Navy, and then attended the Ohio Police Academy. He retired as a police officer from the Piqua Police Department. 

Don was a renowned expert of British naval history, and had written 20 books about British warships. He was nominated for the Mountbatton Maritime Award, which is given to the author of a distinguished publication that has made a significant contribution to the maritime history of the United Kingdom.

He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Saint Marys.


Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Saint Marys, Ohio, the Reverend Tim Smith, officiant. 

All visitors to the church are required to wear a mask, in accordance with the mandate of the Ohio Department of Health.

Memorial gifts may be given to the First Church of the Nazarene, and condolences may be sent to Don’s family via

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, is entrusted with Don’s funeral arrangements.


To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Rites
March 27, 2021

10:30 AM
First Church of the Nazarene
390 Indiana Avenue
St Marys, Ohio 45885

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