Rosalie M. Chandonia

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Rosalie M. Chandonia

February 02, 1922 - January 07, 2019

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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2 posts

Jim Long
Jan 11, 2019
It is always a pleasure to see and greet Rosalie in our congregation at West Goshen Church. I'll miss being able to give her a hug.
Mick & Diana Stump
Jan 10, 2019
Our sympathy to the family, so sorry for your lost. She was a grand lady.
Love to all Mick & Diana