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Robert L. "Bob" Chandler, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Coventry Meadows.
He was born Tuesday, August 13, 1929, in Washington, Ind., the son of the late Loran M. and Vonda (Holsapple) Chandler-Smith.
He married Ann (Lehrman) Schinnerer Sept. 24, 1983, in Fort Wayne; she survives. Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post 296, both in Fort Wayne.
Bob retired from Fort Wayne Newspapers Circulation Department in 1993. After retirement, he worked part-time for Shambaugh, Kast, Beck and Williams Law Firm in Fort Wayne.
Surviving are three step-sons, Roger (Brenda) Schinnerer of Decatur, Roger Reynolds of Fort Wayne and Ron (Tina) Schinnerer of Boise, Idaho; a step-daughter, Deanee May of Tempe, Ariz.; nine step-grandchildren, including Jacqui (Greg) Strickler and Trenton (Marissa) Schinnerer, both of Decatur; and a number of step great-grandchildren.
Preceding Robert in death were a step-daughter, Debbie Tucker; two sisters, Margie Chandler and M. Evelyn Gaffney; and a brother, L. Max Chandler.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Fort Wayne, with Pastor Glenn Meyer officiating.
Internment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday prior to the services at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.