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Sandra S (Ferree) Schindler

January 9, 1950 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 71)


Sandra Sue (Ferree) Schindler, age 71of Defiance, passed away on  Saturday, February 6, 2021 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. 

Born in Jackson, Michigan on January 9, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Kinnaman) Ferree. On February 26, 1972 she married the late Richard L. Schindler. They were devoted in marriage for 39 years. 

Sandy was a proud member of Moose Lodge, Defiance Eagles, and the YMCA. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her friends and family. Sandy was a kind soul who was a joy to be around, and will be deeply missed. Challenging her cousins, nieces, and nephews to a game of Yahtzee or Poker was always fun.
Sandy is survived by her sister, Linda (Gene) Weidner of Montpelier, Ohio. 

Sandy would like to thank the skilled and compassionate staff of The OSU James Cancer Center and Hospital in Columbus, OH who took such great care of her. 

Friends and family are invited to call from 9:00 to 10:30 am on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. The funeral will be private, with Deacon Mark Homier officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the OSU James Cancer Center, 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210. Online condolences can be given at

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February 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Private Services


James Cancer Center
460 W 10th Ave, Columbus OH 43210

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