Marsha S. Schindler, 61, of Fort Wayne passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following an extended illness. She was born on October 4, 1958, in Decatur to Max and Ellowyne (Neuenschwander) Schindler.
She was a 1977 graduate of South Adams High School. She received an associate’s degree from Huntington University and a bachelor’s degree from IPFW. Her career included the following: Berne Tri-Weekly News, North American Van Lines/SIRVA, Waterfield Financial, and Briljent. She was last employed at Lincoln Financial, where she retired in 2018.
She was beloved wherever she went. Her laugh was contagious, and she had a smile that would light up a room. Her greatest joys were helping others and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her sister, Joanne Schindler of Fort Wayne; three nieces, Valerie (Mark) Bredow of Clarkston, Michigan; Stephanie (Nathan) Gleaves of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Jennifer Schindler of Winfield, Illinois; nephew, Jonathan (Abby) Schindler of Lombard, Illinois; sister-in-law, Linda (Jack) Bartlett of Fort Wayne; and seven great-nieces and nephews, Sophie, Lily, Emma; and Isaac Bredow; and Thomas, Eleanor, and Samuel Schindler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Reverend Thomas Schindler.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service Friday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. at MRE Cemetery in Berne. Due to guidelines established by the state of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing should be observed at all times. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to West Missionary Church in Berne for their children’s complex and sent to Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, 520 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.