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Richard Dewain CHANDLER

Male 1935 - 2012  (76 years)


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  • Name Richard Dewain CHANDLER 
    Born 2 May 1935  Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 2012  Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Online Obituary:
      "Richard D. Chandler, age 76, of Watertown passed away Monday, April 16, 2012. He fought a courageous battle with cancer.
      Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Paul Janke officiating.
      Donna Redlin will be the soloist with Karen Livingston as organist.
      Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.
      Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
      Honorary casketbearers will be Dakota Tube employees, fellow neighbors and farmers, and all of Richard’s special caregivers.
      Casketbearers will be Dell Redlin, Paul Pearson, Ron Hedblad, Tim Chandler, Jer Gerberding and Kevin Chandler.
      Richard Dewain Chandler was born May 2, 1935 to Clifford and Irene (McAndrew) Chandler in Codington County, Watertown, South Dakota. He grew up on the family farm in Sheridan Township, rural Watertown. He attended elementary country school Appleby # 66 then Watertown High School grade 9 through 12. Richard served eight years in the National Guard while also farming with his father. He married Rosanne Voelsch on December 27, 1963 at St. Martin’s Church in Watertown. The couple farmed southeast of Watertown then later he was employed at Dakota Tube for 19 years.
      As a tight knit family, Richard shared many memories with his wife, children and grandchildren. “Family time” was his life. Family activities such as bonfires, walks in the park, pumpkin patch, camping, hanging out at the farm and of course watching his kid’s and grandchildren’s activity was a delight! The sparkle in his eye was well noticed as he admired his wife, children and grandchildren.
      Richard is survived by his wife; Rosanne, his children, Jeff Chandler, Jana Chandler (Darrick Koch), Jer (Melisa) Chandler all of Watertown; his siblings, Ormelle Hedblad of Anoka, MN, Carroll Chandler of Watertown, SD, Audrey Pearson of Roseville, MN and Elois Redlin of Clear Lake, SD; and 6 grandchildren, Aaron Namken, Justin, Jordan and Jayden Chandler, Dillon and Emma Koch, and Tricia and Trevor.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Joel."
    Person ID I18781  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Family Rosanne VOELSCH 
    Married 27 Dec 1963  Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joel Dewain CHANDLER,   b. 26 Aug 1968,   d. 6 May 2003, Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Jeff CHANDLER
     3. Jana CHANDLER
     4. Jer CHANDLER
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F14049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1935 - Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1963 - Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 2012 - Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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