FREDERICKTOWN — Vernon W. Kandel, 87, of Fredericktown, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Dundee, the son of William and Lucinda (Hostetler) Kandel. Vernon and his late wife, Amanda, moved to Fredericktown in 1965 from Wayne County and worked on the family dairy farm until his retirement in 1989. He was a lifetime member of the Gilead Mennonite Church.

Vernon had an amazing spirit that brought laughter and giggles to himself and everyone around him. He could be described as being jolly and inspiring, always making others feel positive and having a great outlook on life. Most important to Vernon was his family and the unconditional love that they shared with one another.

After retiring from the farm, Vernon took great interest in woodworking. He spent many hours creating, designing and hand crafting different trains or tractors with intricate detail. He also enjoyed camping in his later years.

Vernon is survived by his children; Bonnie (Kelly) Warner of Fredericktown, James (Dee Dee) Kandel of DeGraff and Glen (Barbara) Kandel of Fredericktown; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Kandel of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Amanda (Mast) Kandel; a son, Junior Kandel; eight brothers, Dan, Joe, Walter, John, Eli, Paul, William and Roman Kandel; and three sisters, Alta Kandel, Mary Weaver, Susan Spellman.

Friends may call on Friday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Mr. Gene Kanagy will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Vernon’s name may be made to your local FFA.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Vernon W. Kandel.


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