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Michael Allen Kinder

April 22, 1951 ~ June 24, 2022 (age 71)


Michael Allen Kinder, age 71, of Arcadia, Indiana passed away June 24, 2022 at Riverview Hospital at Noblesville, Indiana.

He was born April 22, 1951 at Lebanon, Indiana to James Donovan and Mary Edna (Conaway) Kinder.  He was educated in Jackson Township Schools and graduated from Hamilton Heights High School with the Class of 1970.

Mike, as he was fondly known, had worked with his parents at their restaurant and bar in Arcadia known as Donovan's Tavern.  The Tavern was an icon in Arcadia where people gathered to eat and socialize.  Leisure time would find Mike fishing, collecting antique lanterns and antique fishing lures, and watching his grandchildren play sports.  He also loved and looked forward to family gatherings.

He is survived by his son: Michael Jay Kinder of Cicero, IN, his mother Mary Edna Kinder of Atlanta, IN, grandchildren: Braden, Piper and Carson Kinder, sisters: Patricia Matheny-Bulger of Temperance, MI and Vickie Eller of Zephyr Hills, FL.

His father: James Donovan Kinder and a sister: Terri Phifer preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at Arcadia Christian Church, 26901 State Road 19, Arcadia, IN 46030 with visitation beginning at 10:30 A.M.  Burial will occur at a later date at Crown Hill Cemetery near Arcadia, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Donation envelopes will be available at the Church.  You may send condolences at 

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July 2, 2022

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Arcadia Christian Church
26901 State Rte 19
Arcadia, IN 46030

Funeral Service
July 2, 2022

12:00 PM
Arcadia Christian Church
26901 State Rte 19
Arcadia, IN 46030


American Lung Association
115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis IN 46204
Tel: 1-317-819-1181

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