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Robert Schindhelm

Robert Carl Schindhelm passed away Oct. 3, 2012, in Carmichael, Calif. He was 89.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 2012, at Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Mark’s Way, Sacramento, Calif.

Robert Schindhelm was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving in India from 1943 to 1946 as an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, employed as a microwave engineer at Pacific Bell for over 32 years and a member of American Legion Post No. 130 in Grass Valley, Calif. Robert was a native of Grass Valley.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Iris Schindhelm (Bennallack), married 66 years; dear father of Robin (John) Coakley and Bonnie Schindhelm; grandfather of Christopher (Ashley) Coakley and Ami (David) Gass; great-grandfather of Colin and Ryan Coakley and Brady and Carson Gass; niece Gaye Mejia and nephew Carl Schindhelm.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eric and Walt Schindhelm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mark’s Church or to the Susan H. Bennallack Scholarship fund, c/o Linda Cox at 21837 Junebug Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.


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