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Kathryn (Hahn) Schindler

May 14, 1932 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 86)

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Kathryn Schindler, 86, of Bryan, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Genesis Healthcare Center in Bryan, Ohio.   
She was born on May 14, 1932 to Earl and Ivy (Wagner) Hahn at Defiance. In 1950 she married Robert Schindler, who preceded her in death on September 28, 2015. 
Kathryn was a faithful member of St. Isadore Catholic Church, and the Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed helping on the farm, reading, and painting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was extremely proud of her children and their accomplishments, and she will be missed by her family and many good friends.
Kathryn is survived by her son, Daniel (Rebecca Stork) Schindler of Ney, Ohio, daughter, Constance Schindler of Laotto, Indiana, three grandchildren, Nathan (Chris) Schindler, Brandon (Toni) Schindler, and Scott (Laura) Schindler, eight great-grandchildren, Riley, Kameron, Cole, Lane, Lila, Noah, Olivia, and Eli, and brother, Merl Hahn of Defiance. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schindler, daughter, Cynthia Schindler, brothers, Robert, Harry, Don, and Rolland Hahn, and sisters, Edith, Margaret, and Norma.
Visitation will be held from 2-7 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on  Thursday, January 17th at St. Isadore Marysdale Catholic Church, with Fr. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Isadore Marysdale Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Isadore Catholic Church, or Shriners Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707. Online condolences can be given at


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January 16, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 17, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Isidore's Catholic Church - Marysdale
06470 St Rt 15
Defiance, OH 43512

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