Mary J. Schindler, age 79, of New Lisbon, and formerly of Janesville, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Crestview Nursing Home, New Lisbon. She was born in Janesville on May 14, 1934, the daughter of Ray and Alverta (Hinkle) Conway. She married Glen Schindler and he preceded her in death in 1998. Mary had been employed by the Janesville School District.
She is survived by her 4 children: Kathie (Richard) Higginbothan of New Lisbon, Linda Lou of Janesville, Carrie Schindler of Janesville and Patti (Greg) Logue of Janesville; 7 grandchildren: Jamie (Steven LaBak) Schindler, Nicole (Eric) Walker, Jacob (Jessica Castillo) Schindler, Amanda (Chad) Mitchell, Jason (Courtney) Lou, Benjamin Hayes, Heather (Francis Lottin) Hayes; 11 great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Allison, Trevor, Dylan, Haley, Madyson, Cooper, Drayton, Hannah, Nichole and Esmee; 1 great great grandchild, Allison; 2 brothers, Al (Jamie) Chilson and Bob Chilson both of California; and 2 sisters, Pam (Dave) Durantee and Connie (Ed) Querna both of Janesville. She was preceded in death by parents, Ray Conway and John and Alverta Chilson; husband; daughter, Marian; and sister, Jerry Ann Rebman.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.