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Verne L. 'Chan' Chandler

Verne L. Chandler (Chan) 92, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Banner Baywood Hospital, Mesa Arizona.

He was born March 26, 1918, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Charles and Mattie Chandler. He serves in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Marjorie Hartgrave in 1943. After the war they lived in East Grand Forks, Minn., where Verne was a herdsman for Schroeder Farms. In 1954, they moved to Tintah, Minn., where Verne worked for Putnam Farms, the Public Schools System and lastly the University of Minnesota, Morris. He retired from UMM in December 1984 and was later inducted into the UMM Hall of Fame. He loved his work at the university and was very proud of this honor. Verne and Marge enjoyed being "snowbirds" in their retirement years. Summers in Tintah and wintering in Mesa, Arizona at Towerpoint RV Resort. After Marge's passing in 2003, Verne made Towerpoint his permanent home.Verne and Marge had four daughters. Diane Kay Filley (Archie), of Custer, S.D., Janis Lynn Carrington (Don), of Mesa, Arizona, Patricia Sue and Vicki "Jo" Decker (Don), of Mesa, Arizona. They had five grandchildren, Chad Filley, Jody Carrington, Troy Carrington, Reed Filley and Erin Carrington and nine great grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters Janis and Jo and his brother Marvin Chandler Euclid, Minn., all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Marge, his two daughters, Kay and Patty, his sister Bessie and his brother Harold. Services will be held in Tintah Minn., at the First Congregational Church at 2 p.m., June 26. Please join us in remembering "Chan".