Doris Faust Schendel
Doris Faust Schendel, 86, of North Oaks, Minn., died peacefully at her home Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, in the presence of her loving husband. Doris was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Detroit, Mich. Doris graduated from Kalamazoo, Mich., High School and fro...
Doris Faust Schendel, 86, of North Oaks, Minn., died peacefully at her home Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, in the presence of her loving husband. Doris was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Detroit, Mich. Doris graduated from Kalamazoo, Mich., High School and from North Central College in Naperville, Ill. In 1944, Doris married college classmate Lyndon Schendel of Bellingham, Minn., and began her 20-year career as an elementary school teacher. Doris' husband, a Presbyterian minister, served churches in Bay City, Mich., and Austin, White Bear Lake and Cloquet, Minn. The couple also lived for a brief period in Altamont, N.Y., where the Rev. Schendel was the executive director of Planned Parenthood of Albany. In retirement they lived in Alexandria, Minn., and retirement communities at Boutwells Landing and North Oaks, Minn. Doris was a loyal wife, accompanying her husband on many camping adventures and fishing trips. She loved to entertain and took pride in the fact that she had enough china to serve 144 guests! Doris was a longtime member of the P.E.O. sisterhood which promotes educational opportunities for women. The family traveled extensively. The highlight of the family's travels was an 11-week camping trip through Europe in 1966 when they visited 22 countries and spent 10 days in the Soviet Union. After retirement, the couple continued to travel widely visiting Egypt, Kenya, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Thailand among other places.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister Ruth and brother Dwight.
Doris is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lyndon Schendel; her four daughters and four sons-in-law, Chottie and Woody Angst of Anchorage, Alaska, Judy and Charlie Williams of Lawrenceville, N.J., Mary Schendel and Phil Gleason of Cumberland, Maine, and Susan and Alan Reiss of Mahtomedi, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Susan and John Angst, Christina and Austin Williams, Hanna and Henry Gleason, and Sam and Ben Reiss; sisters-in-law, Jane Faust and Mae Schendel; and brothers-in-law, Samuel Russell and Stanley Schendel.
A service in celebration her life was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Presbyterian Homes of North Oaks.
In lieu of flowers, please send condolences and memories to Lyndon Schendel at 5919 Centerville Road, North Oaks, MN 55127.
October 4, 2007
- Cloquet, Minn.