Eugene D. JindraEugene D. Jindra, 89, of Park Rapids, Minnesota passed away on September 10, 2013 at Heritage Manor Living Center in Park Rapids. He was born May 8, 1924 in Onamia, Minnesota to James and Gladys (Ablard) Jindra. Gene served his country in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater in WWII from 1942 until 1945. He married Isabelle Klein in Onamia in 1952. For the next thirty years Gene had a career as a Minnesota State Trooper, attending school for the state patrol in 1952 and beginning his tenure in Walker, Minnesota, followed by Brainerd and then as the first state trooper stationed in Park Rapids. Gene worked as a Hubbard County deputy until retiring in 1990.
He loved hunting, fishing and trapping in younger years and sports of all varieties from youth to professional. He was fond of yellow roses and bagpipe music. Gene was so proud of his grandchildren’s endeavors; their gifts for the arts and music, photography and drawing; their love of hockey and baseball.