Joseph G. Kendall, 74, Jasper

Joseph G. Kendall, 74, of Jasper, died Monday, December 9, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Chelmsford, England, April 27, 1945, to Everett and Violet (Moss) Kendall. He married Helen Meyer April 30, 1966, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township.

Joseph was a 1963 graduate of Huntingburg High School. He retired in 2004 from Kimball International after 23 years as a furniture design engineer. He also worked at Acme Metal Products and Ditto Sales for many years.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, where he served multiple times as president of the church, treasurer, council member, reader, senior choir, men’s choir, and all other church activities. He was a Jasper High School Band supporter and Pit Crew member, coached Ireland Little League baseball, softball, and Jasper Pony League baseball. He enjoyed baseball, basketball, and football and played all three sports at Huntingburg High School. He also enjoyed golf, travel, gospel music, and spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Kendall; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (David Kelley), Indianapolis; one son, Philip Kendall and wife Kris, Jasper; four grandchildren, Maxwell McClellan and  Aidan Kelley, both of Indianapolis, and Jaida Kendall and Maya Kendall, both of Jasper; one step-grandson, Jacob Kelley, Shelbyville; three sisters;  Jan Kuhnhein and husband Jim, Mason, Ohio, Lois Niksch and husband Tom, Valparaiso, and Barb Perry and husband Bob, Huntingburg; one brother, Pat Kendall and wife Linda, Huntingburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death gby one nephew, Jeff Perry.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Church. Memorial contributions cam be made to St. John’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with bu;rial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Timothy Kraemer will officiate.

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