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Donald E. "Don" Chandler

July 7, 1928 June 15, 2018
Donald E. "Don" Chandler
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Obituary for Donald E. "Don" Chandler

Donald E. "Don" Chandler, age 89, a resident of Lisle, IL, a former resident of Villa Park, IL, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was born July 7, 1928 in Berwyn, IL.

Beloved husband of Ruth Jean Chandler (nee Nowakowski), whom he married on November 3, 1951, loving mother of Mark (Julie) Chandler of Wheaton, IL and Kim Chandler of Medford, OR, adored grandfather of Derek and Jared Chandler; Grant Anderson and McCall (Malcolm) Thomas, cherished great-grandfather of Eliezer, devoted son of the late John and Emily (nee Lucht) Chandler, dear brother of the late John "Jack" (Gerry) Chandler, fond brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend to many.

Don grew up in Berwyn, IL, was a graduate of Morton East High School in Cicero, IL and was a decorated combat veteran who served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War, where he fought notably in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. After receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, Don lived in Hillside, IL and later, Villa Park, IL. He worked in the container industry for many years with Vulcan Containers, Hillside and Central Can Company and Northern Container Corp., both of Chicago. Don founded Mid States Container Co., Bedford Park, IL in 1988 which his son, Mark, continues to operate. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard, IL and VFW Post 2801, Villa Park, IL and volunteered over ten thousand hours at The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, IL.

Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel at Villa St. Benedict, 1920 Maple Ave., Lisle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Saturday, 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel.

Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to:

Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 1910 Maple Ave., Lisle, IL 60532, (630) 725-6000, www.shmlisle.org

or Masses are preferred.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Jun

10:00 AM 6/23/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel
1910 Maple Avenue Lisle 60532 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Jun

11:00 AM 6/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel
1910 Maple Avenue Lisle 60532 IL
United States

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Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
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