In the early morning hours of April 29, 1998, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and husband, Delbert Ray Schindler, freed himself from his mortal body and returned to the presence of his Heavenly Father, the Father of us all, to be reunited with those of his family and loved ones who have preceded him.
He was born in Bountiful, Utah on July 5, 1918 to Josef Schindler and Emaline Bills.He was preceded in death by his mother; father; and brothers, Richard A. Schindler and Elmer L. Schindler; as well as 12 stepbrothers and sisters.
He married Ethel Lorraine White in Magna, Utah on February 18, 1937. She preceded him in death on March 29, 1977 and he subsequently married Bernice Wegner.
During World War II he moved to San Diego, California with his family where he, his wife, Ethel, and his brothers worked in the Aircraft plants. He returned to Utah and worked for the D&RG railroad. At the time of his death he was a retired member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 19 in Salt Lake City. He enjoyed nature and the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and bird hunter. He was also a lapidarist and provided great pleasure to his family and friends with pieces of jewelry and ornamental gemstones.
He is survived by his children, Donald R. Schindler (Jorgi), Janice L. Kielkowski (Joseph), Linda L. Vrieze (Gary), Danny W. Schindler (Linda), all of Salt Lake City; and Judy Garcia (Ralph), of Heber City; 16 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Mosley, of Salt Lake City; and his widow, Bernice and her children, Leon Keen, Gale Peveler, and June Montoya, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Gary Peveler of Parker, Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in the name of Delbert Schindler to the Paracelsus Home Care and Hospice, 1002 E. South Temple, Suite 107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Estates Redwood Chapel. Friends may call at the mortuary on Friday, May 1, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 1:30 p.m.
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