Anthony Schindler

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Anthony E. Schindler, 62, of Swansea, IL, born September 19, 1960, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Schindler held a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as a network engineer for Enterprise Holdings. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Belleville, IL. Anthony loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking.  Family time was especially important to him, whether it was spending time at home listening to music, sharing pool time with his wife Jane, or traveling with his family. He was a St. Louis Blues fan and stayed on top of his financials, making sure he was aware of any changes.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Donald Schindler.

Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Jane, nee Wilhelm, Schindler, whom he married on February 6, 1982; two daughters, Shelley (Robert) Chamberlain, and Sarah Schindler and her dear friend, Jacob Moorleghen; his mother, Judith, nee Tourajigian, Shafir; an uncle, William (Barb) Schindler; an aunt, Pat Zmolek; three sisters-in-law, Barbara (Pat) Pattberg, Mary (Steve) Trautt, and Joan (Roger) Wegener; many nieces and nephews; and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Michael Arockiam, Msgr. William McGhee, and Msgr. John Myer concelebrating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


24 Comments on Anthony Schindler

Midwestern Propane - A ThompsonGas Family said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2023 at 12:36 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Jacob and the family of Anthony Schindler

  • New Baden
  • IL
Mike & Chrissi Bergt said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2023 at 8:20 AM

Jane and family - our sincere condolences. Anthony will be missed! He was such a joy to have as a friend, and his strong faith in the Lord was evident and such a constant encouragement! Praying that you may also rest in the Lord's strength, comfort, and peace that passes all understanding!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tim Miner said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2023 at 7:42 AM

I worked with Anthony for many years at Enterprise. He was always willing to help. I enjoyed his company as we talked over the years. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Anthony will be missed. Prayers of comfort for the family.

  • Festus
  • Missouri
Marie Leljedal said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2023 at 11:35 PM

Dear Jane and family, Remembering Tony with gratitude and praying that God wills that his soul and all the souls of the Faithful Departed rest in peace. Be assured of our sincere sympathy and loving prayers on your behalf. God bless and keep you in His care. Marie Leljedal

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
John Bassler said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2023 at 8:11 PM

Jane, Have been praying for you and your family. These are such sad and heartbreaking times for you and your girls. May God bless you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
scot sholl said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2023 at 12:25 PM

Jane, Sarah, Shelly, Judith, family and friends I'm so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a good and generous friend to me, we had so many insightful discussions about so many things over the years. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Don Collins said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2023 at 7:16 AM

I worked with Anthony for 25 years. There was never a more honest, hard working individual. Condolences to the family.

  • FL
Randy & Cindy Hales said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 12:43 PM

Our sincere condolences Jane. Tony is completely pain-free now and with our heavenly Father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Fairfield Glade
  • Tennessee
Patty & Don Miller said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2023 at 11:53 PM

Jane and Family, Please accept our sincerest sympathy in your loss of your dear Tony. You are in our hearts and prayers. He was a wonderful man. Patty and Don Miller

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Teresa Bauer-Morrison said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Jane and family, So very sorry to hear about Tony's passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with Tony next door. I went through this 14 years ago when I lost my husband. Sending prayers during this difficult time.

  • Benbrook
  • TX
Steve & Nancy Bertelsman said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2023 at 4:47 PM

Dear Jane & girls, Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy on your loss. We will be saying lots of prayers for your well-being going forward.. With Love, Steve & Nancy Bertelsman

  • Belleville
  • IL
Philip Bauer said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2023 at 3:26 PM

Our sincere condolences to Jane and the Schindler Family. I have fond memories of Tony as we grew up on Meta drive. He enjoyed box games and playing pool in his basement. Wiffle ball in his back yard was also something we all enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and her family.

  • Georgetown
  • TX
Stauder Family said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2023 at 9:32 AM

Our sincere condolences to Jane and the family on the passing of Tony. We have many fond memories of him and his father Don as neighbors. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bert Scannell said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 9:20 PM

Jane, My sincerest sympathy to you and your family! Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! ~Bert Scannell~

  • Swansea
  • Il
Andy Gleeson said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 7:35 PM

Jane and family I'm so sad to hear this news. Tony was one of my first childhood friends on 23rd st in ESL. His grandparents Rose and George were so kind to me and I was included in so many adventures with them as a result of my friendship with Tony. I hold him and those memories near and dear. I'll always remember him and those carefree days. Prayers to all of you and peace to you Tony.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Steve Eales said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 10:01 AM

My sympathy goes out to the family. I worked with Anthony at Enterprise. When I started Enterprise, we were on the same team. He had directly helped train and guide me during those early years. Yes, discussions about the St. Louis Blues often came up during our conversations. It was a pleasure getting to know and work directly with him.

  • Troy
  • MO
The Penrod Family said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 9:24 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Schindler family. We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Kathy Steckler said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 8:56 AM

Jane, to you and your family, please accept my sincere sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • IL
kevin miller said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 7:31 AM

We will all miss Tony's humble demeanor, natural curiosity and warm, adventurous spirit. Condolences especially to Jane, Shelley, Sarah, Judy and Bill for your loss. Kevin, Diana and Elizabeth Miller

  • MO
Carol Birk-Woodrum said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 11:31 PM

Jane, you have my heartfelt sympathy!! Carol

  • Swansea
  • IL
Luann and Dale Toennies said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 11:29 PM

Dear Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish we were in town to pray with you, but know that we are praying for you and your family.

  • Sun Lakes
  • AZ
Jackie Schmidt said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 9:57 PM

Jane, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bonita and Dave Garvey said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 9:11 PM

Jane and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Anthony was so well loved at Enterprise and had many friends there. He will be truly missed. He had such a great humor, and we enjoyed many lunch outings together with our group. I’m just glad I was able to know him and work with him. It was such an honor. God bless you all!

  • Cottleville
  • MO
Mary Anne Warnecke said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 4:43 PM

My deepest sympathy to you, Jane, and your family. Tony was such a good man, who I admired. May God grant him the eternal happiness he so deserves.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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