This week’s obituaries – August 30

Robert R. Kindschy Jr.

May 28, 1935 -August 19, 2017

Robert R. Kindschy Jr. was born May 28, 1935, in Puyallup, Washington, the only child of Robert R. Kindschy Sr. and Ethel Seaver Kindschy. The family lived in Yelm and Tumwater, Washington during Robert’s childhood, where he tormented his very proper mother by becoming an avid trapper and outdoorsman. Muskrats were bad enough, but young Robert did occasionally, accidentally, trap a skunk.

Robert graduated from Olympia High School in 1953. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating with degrees in range and wildlife biology.

During college, he worked summers for the Forest Service in Montana and the Bureau of Land Management in Burns, Oregon and on the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska. He especially loved the Aleutian Islands and had many fond memories of his time there.

Upon graduation from college, he took a job . . .