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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Marvin L Schindel

January 12, 1929August 30, 2020
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Marvin Schindel, age 91, passed away after an extended illness on August 30, 2020. He was born January 12, 1929 in Monitowoc, WI. to Gilbert & Martha Schindel. He was raised in Beaver Dam, WI. and graduated from high school in 1948. He joined the Air Force and served in the Berlin Air Lift from 1948-49. He also served in French Morocco, Libya, and Korea. He served 2 tours in Vietnam in 1966 & 1967. He was a Bomber Mechanic and later a Construction Specialist, for 21 years before retiring in 1969.

He worked for the US Postal Service as a letter carrier, retiring after 22 years. He then went to work for K-Mart and retired after 20 years.

He was a life member of the VFW Post 1152, life member of the D.A.V., and life member of the N.R.A.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church of our Reedemer, and served as an usher over 50 years. He was an expert woodworker who enjoyed making toys in his shop for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought him great joy. He was blessed to marry the love of his life, Sarah, and had 64 wonderful years with her.

He is survived by his daughter, Terri Caribardi of Kokomo, son Steve Schindel (Janet) of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Micheale) Gibson, Michael and (Kaylee) Schindel, Christopher Schindel, and Sierra (Kyle) Vanatti; four great -grandchildren, Phoenix Vanatti, Gannon, Alyksandr and Maverick Gibson. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah, son Gilbert, and his parents.

Graveside Services will be private with full military honors. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.

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Chris (Seykota) Straka

September 4, 2020

Ann, Steve and family, we are so saddened to hear of Marvin’s passing and send our deepest condolences to you all. What a great father you had, always ready to extend a helping hand and brightening people‘s days with his stories and big smile. It’s Dads like Marvin that made our neighborhood so memorable! A heart-felt thank you for his service to our country. 🇺🇸🇺🇸💐🙏 Chris & Gregg Straka

Tim Seykota

September 1, 2020

My condolences Steve and Ann and families. Our families shared many good times together over the years. Seems like yesterday when your Dad would walk up the street to visit with our family and I can still hear our Dad address Marv with a “Hello General…” and see the big grin on your Dad’s face. Thinking of you, Tim Seykota

Dave Seykota

September 1, 2020

My deepest condolences to Steve and Ann and your families. So many wonderful memories of your dad. Those were fun times when we were all kids growing up and playing together in our neighborhood.

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