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David Leroy Chandler

David Leroy Chandler

August 8, 1935 - March 6, 2011

David Leroy Chandler, 75, of Gisela, died March 6, 2011 at Payson Care Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1935 to Franklin and Anna Chandler at their home in Ponsford, Minn. He attended school in Ponsford, Grand Rapids and Hibbing, Minn. He moved to Gisela as a permanent resident in 1988.
He married Marlene Laeupple Chandler on Aug. 29, 1959 in Hibbing, Minn.
Mr. Chandler served in the National Guard, U.S. Army and Reserves.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Tim and Klaudia, Tina and Mike Sanford, Pamela and Jorge Palau; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters in Minnesota, many nieces and nephews and family.
A graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19 at the Pioneer Cemetery in Gisela. Rev. Ted Tatum will officiate.