Rosalie M. Chandonia


Rosalie M. Chandonia, 96, Goshen, died Monday, Jan. 7, at home.
She was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Goshen, to Seward O. Nickler and Mary (Hutchison) Nickler Stewart.
On April 23, 1939, she married John J. Knisley. They divorced in 1971.
In 1975, she married Jon C. Chandonia. He died Aug. 21, 1990.
Survivors include four children, Sharon Taft, Indianapolis, Donna (Ron) Ward, Des Moines, Iowa, Stephen (Freda) Knisley, Elkhart, and David Knisley, Goshen; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Eugene Stewart, San Leandro, California, and Richard (Cece) Stewart, Florida.
A lifelong Goshen resident, Mrs. Chandonia attended Goshen High School. She worked at Johnson Controls from 1966 to 1985 and then helped serve lunches at Goshen High School, retiring in 2010.
Mrs. Chandonia was a member of West Goshen Church of the Brethren; American Legion Auxiliary Post 30; Johnson Retirees; Garden Club of Goshen; and a life member of VFW 985.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastor Norm Replogle will officiate.
Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, following lunch.
Memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice.
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Published on January 8, 2019
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