Evelyn J. Schindler
March 1, 1922-May 22, 2021
Evelyn J. Schindler, 99, died peacefully on Saturday, May 22 at the Country Manor Campus in Sartell.
A private memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will officiate. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls.
Schindler was born March 1, 1922 to Frank and Helena (Stock) Simon on the family farm in Collegeville Township, Minnesota. She married John F. Schindler on Oct. 6, 1956 in St. Joseph. She was a fun, loving and caring mother, a homemaker and was employed in food service at the College of St. Benedict. She was active in her community, volunteering for the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the parish school and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the St Joseph VFW Post #5773 Auxiliary and the Christian Women.
Grandma Evie cherished her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She also enjoyed going to the cabin, train and car trips out West, country drives, crocheting, needlework and gardening.
Survivors include the following: her husband, John; children, Jane (Stephen) Kirby Deuterman of Port Angeles, Washington, Carl of St. Joseph, Mary (Gary) Johnson of St. Joseph, and Susan (Brian) Schindler Frericks of Emily; grandchildren, Nicole (Aaron) Blackmore, Gregory Kirby, Steven (Jordan) Kirby, Makayla (Jesse) Frericks Holzer and Makenzie Frericks; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Logan Blackmore; sister-in-law, Maggie Schindler; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and granddaughter, Lindsey Johnson. At age 99, she was the last survivor of her large, close-knit family; her siblings, Helen Marthaler, Lucille Orth, Marie, Edmund, Albin, Richard, Bernard, Herbert, Wilfred, Celestine, Harold, Francis and Clarence (Fr. Julian, OSB).
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.