Troy was born on April 11, 1963, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta, and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. He graduated from Sutherland High School with the class of 1981.
Following graduation, he began his working career with Mid American Lamb in Paullina, Heinsohn Digging and Tiling in Rembrandt, Truesdale Coop Elevator, and Wetherall Construction in Storm Lake. Troy worked at Wilson Foods/ Tyson in Cherokee from Aug. 22, 1989 until the time of his death.
Troy and Ann Marie Engel were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1984 in Early. They had five children together. On Sept. 10, 2009 he married Kathy Morse and became a stepfather to two children.
Troy had many loves in his life, starting with his children and his large extended family. He spent much of his time with them fishing, camping at Rendezvous and traveling. He also enjoyed writing poetry, editorials and short stories. His words will live on forever. He was active politically and a member of UFCW local 179. He also had an active interest in Native American history and his German heritage.
The family thanks Pastor LeRoy Reimer for officiating and for being a friend an to all friends and family for their kind thoughts, prayers and words.
Son, brother, husband, father and friend, Troy was and is loved. His quick wit, sense of humor, big bear hugs, giving heart and charming personality will be missed by all.
Troy was preceded in death by his infant brother, Scott Chindlund; grandparents, Frances and Conrad Chindlund, Isabelle and Albert Rassler; and his friend Kevin Iehl.
He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Annabelle Chindlund; wife, Kathy; son, Thomas Moore; his only daughter, April, and sons Joshua, Shannon, Matthew and Kevin and their mother Ann; step-children, Rhaimy and Schyler; his grandchildren, Mercedes, Chase, Thomas Jr., and Braydon Moore and Lukas Chindlund; step-grandchildren, Deven, Jaiden, Schyler Jr. and Bryden Morse; his sister, Juli and husband, Scott and their children, Laura, Erik and Nathan; brother, Russell and wife Diane and their children, Amanda, Katie and Ryan; brother, Cory and wife Angie and their children, Tiffany, Allison, Cheyenne, Caleb, Victoria, Clay, Cole, Sara and Cody; and also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
"It is said that the measure of a man is taken upon his death, that when we come into the world everyone is happy, and laughing while we of course are crying...If we live a good life, decent, forgiving, loving human beings, when we die, we are happy and laughing and everyone who loved us is crying, that friend is true wealth..." Troy R. Chindlund.