Charles "Chick" Schindler (1929 - 2017)

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Charles "Chick" Schindler, age 88, passed away on October 7, 2017, in Edmonds, WA. He was born September 17, 1929, in Seattle, WA, the second son of Charles and Jessie Schindler. Chick graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1948. In 1949, he married Rosalie Ulsrud Schindler and they were married 66 years until her death in 2016. He enlisted in the Army in 1951 living in California before fortunately being deployed 12 months to Okinawa instead of Korea. Upon discharge, Chick went to the UW for three years when an opportunity to take over his uncle's fruit route occurred in 1957. Chick and Rosalie managed to grow the fruit route into a very successful business, Peterson Fruit, Co., Inc., Mukilteo, WA. After retirement, they would rotate living between their three homes: Palm Desert, CA; Sandpoint, ID and Edmonds, WA. Chick always owned a boat, water and snow skied, loved golf, and traveled all over the world. Chick is survived by two sons, Curt (Wendy) and Eric; four grandsons, Chris (Suzanne), Kyle, Corey, Keaton; great grandchildren, Alanna andRhys; one brother, Denny Schindler; four nephews and two nieces. Chick often could be heard saying, "Laughter makes the world go around." He will be missed. Funeral services will be held at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. Please post a memory at

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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Oct. 15, 2017
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