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JAMES A. "JIMMIE" SCHINDLER, 85, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, March 26, 2020. Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Geneva, Ind., Jimmie was the son of the late Louis and Rose Schindler. He spent his childhood at the St. Vincent Villa Catholic Orphanage, in Fort Wayne. He graduated from John Carroll University - Class of 1956 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Jimmie was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was the owner of Jimmie's Pizza Inns and Bandidos. Jimmie is survived by his loving wife, Fry Freistroffer Schindler of Fort Wayne; daughters, Dawn (Eric) Jones of Auburn, Ind., Jamie (Ben) Shull, Jennifer (CJ) Steigmeyer, Heidi (Andy) Barker, and Rachel (Derek Andes) Schindler, all of Fort Wayne; sons, John (Joann) Schindler and James (Katie) Schindler II, both of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren, and six great - grandchildren. Jimmie was preceded in death by his eight siblings. Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, St. Peter Catholic Church, 518 E. Dewald St., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial in Trinity Cemetery, Bryant, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Luers High School or St. Peter Catholic Church. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 2, 2021.
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May 7, 2021
My sincere condolences to Jimmie's family. While I attended college in Fort Wayne, 1972 -1974, I worked as a pizzamaker at Jimmie's Pizza Inn in Georgetown Square. He was a gracious man and I actually enjoyed when he came in to visit the store and personally hand out paychecks. I was especially touched when he wrote a note on the envelope complimenting my job performance.
Judy Poiry Gradl
May 3, 2021
I am so sad to read that Fort Wayne has lost yet another of its best. Jimmie was a consummate businessman, respectful, humble, approachable and supportive of his community. He was someone who I looked forward to seeing when I dined at his restaurant and he made me and others around me feel like we truly mattered. Thank you Jimmie for being a great man and enjoy your eternal rest with so many others who made Fort Wayne the dining capital of the world-at least in my eyes.
Sherita Brewer
May 3, 2021
He was the best, always made you feel good. He is Missed!
Rob Cowin
May 2, 2021
Jimmie and my father were best friends growing up and I know they both meant a lot to each other. I just hope they can hang out again.
Rick Jauregui
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