James Arnold Schindler, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on October 23, 1937 in Goodland, Kansas, the son of John and Frances Nestor Schindler. Arnold graduated from Sherman Community High School in 1955. He started working at Newton Machine Shop and Auto Parts and then went to work at Finley Pontiac until 1968.
He met and married Beulah Riddle in December of 1957. They have two children, Rhonda & Clete Hertensen of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Rick Schindler of Texas. Arnold has five grandchildren, Dustin, Brandi, Reid, Rance and Sara, and five Great Grandchildren, MaHaley, Nevaeh, Piper, Karsten and Elle.
Arnold and his wife Beulah moved to Liberal, Kansas where he taught at the Liberal Vo Tech in the Auto Mechanic department for 18 years. He divorced Beulah in 1983.
In January of 1984 he married Marilyn K. Boehme Michael in Oahu, Hawaii. Marilyn brought two daughters to this relationship, Anita Michael of Goodland, Kansas, and Lori & George Frecks of Stratton, Colorado and Five Grandsons, Paul, Lucas, Christopher, Tim & Katee, and Josh & Carly and Eight Great Grandchildren, Andrew, Hunter, Daxton, Paisley, Aveya, Allee, Bentley and Colton & Zoey.
During this marriage they lived in Kingman, Kansas and then in Brewster, Kansas before settling in Scott City, Kansas. Arnold & Marilyn owned and operated A&M Auto Sales, Flatlander Snack Foods and the Brewster Grocery Store where Arnold was known for his sausage making ability and his fresh meat market. They left the business and moved to Scott City, Kansas in 2007 to enjoy retirement.
Arnold is survived by his Wife - Marilyn of Scott City, Kansas, One Son - Rick Schindler of Texas, One Daughter - Rhonda & Clete Hertensen of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Two Step Daughters - Anita Michael of Goodland, Kansas and Lori & George Frecks of Stratton, Colorado, One Sister - Mary Puttroff of Goodland, Kansas, One Sister In Law - Evelyn Schindler of Goodland, Kansas, Ten Grandchildren and Fourteen Great Grandchildren.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m (1:00 p.m. MST) on Friday October 25, 2019 at the Goodland Cemetery in Goodland, Kansas with Mike Baughn presiding.
Memorials can be made to the Arnold Schindler Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
Interment will be in the Goodland Cemetery in Goodland, Kansas.
There will be no calling times.