Carl Anthony Schindler

February 7, 1941March 24, 2021

Carl Anthony Schindler, 80, died at his home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born to the late Albert and Dorothy (Carpenter) Schindler in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

Carl served his country honorably in the Indiana Army National Guard and retired from the Guard after 28 years of service. He was retired from International Harvester/Navistar, worked as a security guard at the Kentucky Home Life Building, and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 42, past President of UAW CAP Council, former member of the Lafayette Township Advisory Board, and Democratic Precinct Committeeman.

Carl was preceded in death by brothers, Jerome “Smiley” Schindler and David Schindler.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Goldie Lou (Kent) Schindler; daughter, Tori Shumate (Jason); and he was proud papa to Landyn and Ella Grace Shumate. Also surviving are sisters, Alberta Peay and Joyce Schindler; brothers, Donnie, Bobby, Kenny, Mike, and Joe Schindler; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Schindler.

Visitation will be 1 pm to 6 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 am Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial following in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

During his last years, Carl enjoyed going to Peggy’s Place Adult Life Center; therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Peggy’s Place Adult Life Center, 1730 Audubon Drive, Ste. 100, New Albany IN 47150.


  • Goldie Lou (Kent) Schindler, Wife of 65 Years
  • Tori and Jason Shumate, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Landyn and Ella Grace Shumate, Grandchildren
  • Alberta Peay, Sister
  • Joyce Schindler, Sister
  • Donnie Schindler, Brother
  • Bobby Schindler, Brother
  • Kenny Schindler, Brother
  • Mike Schindler, Brother
  • Joe Schindler, Brother
  • Bonnie Schindler, Sister-in-Law
  • Albert and Dorothy (Carpenter) Schindler, Parents (deceased)
  • Jerome "Smiley" Schindler, Brother (deceased)
  • David Schindler, Brother (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 28, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, March 29, 2021


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Cindy Wright

March 26, 2021

From the very beginning, when we moved in next door over 25 years ago, we met the neighbor most people hope to have. We never worked on a project where you didn’t help us. We have been so thankful to have you both. Carl and you have been in my prayers list for several years now and always will be. We will always be here for you Goldie, always know that?

Jean Edwards

March 26, 2021

We lived across the street from Carl and Goldie about 40 years ago. They were great neighbors and always ready to lend a helping hand. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Lisa Barker

March 26, 2021

I am very sorry for the loss of Carl, Todd you are in our Prayers. A loss of a parent is tough, always remember he is with you in your heart. God bless you and May god bless those and give them strength to find it in their hearts to find the lord and pray for peace. I know my dad thought a lot of all the Schindler boys. My dad and Carl meet again in heaven.