Joseph Schindler

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Joseph E. Schindler, 96, of Swansea, IL, born December 19, 1922, in Belleville, IL, died, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Schindler was an aircraft maintenance supervisor at Scott Air Force Base before his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, the Swansea Improvement Association and the VFW # 5165. Mr. Schindler, a United States Marine Corp veteran, served his country in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret K., nee Welsch, Schindler, whom he married on April 28, 1948, and who died on March 9, 2005; three brothers, Fred, Msgr. Clement, and Raymond Schindler; and four sisters, Loretta Witt, Mildred (Joe) Reeb, Dolores Geolat, and Dorothy (Paul Jean) Christophe.

Surviving are his children, Richard (Christy) Schindler of Edwardsville, IL,
Deborah (Michael) Bietsch of Columbia, MO,
Diane (Tim) McHugh of Belleville, IL,
and Steve (Michelle) Schindler of Belleville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Jason Schindler, Kayla Mitchener,
Matthew Bietsch, Andrew Bietsch, Lori Bietsch, Kyle McHugh,
Kaitlin McHugh, Kelsey McHugh and Meghan Schindler;
six great-grandchildren;
a brother-in-law, Norman Geolat of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Helen Smith;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Esquiline Apartment Community Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL, or to the VFW #5165. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Esquiline Apartment Community Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Esquiline Apartment Community Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Joseph Ferraioli, OMI, officiating.

Entombment with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Joseph Schindler

Cheryl Roth Hasenstab said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2019 at 1:37 AM

My apologies to the family for these tardy condolences, but I was unaware of Joe’s death. Joe and my dad, HenryRoth, were good buddies at the Apartment Community. Dad always spoke highly of Joe, and thought he was a great guy. My sympathy for your loss.

  • St louis
  • Mo
Gil Sedabres said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 8:53 PM

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing - he and I were assigned to the 375th CAM Squadron at Scott AFB in the early 70's. I learned a lot about leadership from Joe and as a butter bar lieutenant the advice he gave me lasted 25 years. Have missed him since then and now will miss him more. Condolences to his family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mrs. Marcella stauder said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Prayers for the Schindler families! Thoughts go back many years of his brothers and sisters, and their families. God Bless. Mrs Bob Stauder and family.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019 said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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