|Ruth E. Schindler|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, December 17, 2012 3:21 PM|
Feb. 4, 1925-Dec. 15, 2012
Ruth E. Schindler, 87, of Fort Jennings, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Rimer to Charles and Mirna (Magill) Beamand, who preceded her in death.
On Sept. 3, 1947, she married Carlyle Schindler, who died on May 28, 1997.
Survivors include a two sons, Gerald (Jan) Schindler of Marion, Iowa, and Jack Schindler of Fort Jennings; two daughters, Vicki (David) Wilkins of Fort Jennings and Doris (John) Stephens of Harrod; 11 grandchildren, Rachel Clayton and Randy Schindler, Jennifer Bush, Jaime Burns, Jonathon Schindler, Leanne Bockey, Brian Wilkins, John Stephens, Birdella Stephens, Christie Stephens and Rachel Able; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Schindler; a daughter-in-law, Jan Schindler; and a grandson, Jay Stephen.
Mrs. Schindler was a homemaker and farm wife. She attended Ottawa River Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and fishing at Marble Lake. She loved spending time with her family and animals and loved entering contests. In 1999, she won a new Ford pickup truck.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Mark Walls officiating. Burial will be in Ottawa River Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the family.
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