Martha Shindeldecker

Martha Pohl Shindeldecker

Sunday, April 23rd, 1922 - Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Martha Pohl Shindeldecker, 98, died peacefully on December 9, 2020. She was born on April 23, 1922 in North Dakota to Roy and Emily Donart. She was adopted by August and Lydia Pohl when she was three years old. She lived in Benton Harbor, Michigan most of her long life.

Martha married Rex Shindeldecker on April 4, 1942, who preceded her in death on December 6, 1980. She was survived by her family who she dearly loved. Her son Kip (Connie) Shindeldecker, son-in-law David Brazda, grandson Bryan (Marcie) Shindeldecker, granddaughter Ginger (Jeanne) Geary McCarthy. Also, great grandchildren Mackenna Coffey and Megan Geary. Ty, Jordan, and Jacob Shindeldecker. Josh, Eric, and Brandon Peek. Great great grandchildren Osiris Peek, Henry and Adler Coffey.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pam Brazda, Grandson David Brazda, and Granddaughter Kris Hensley.

Martha worked as a secretary for Sorter School for 25 years from 1957 to 1982. After retirement, she was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and Mercy Center. She was the membership chairman for the Morton House and a volunteer at the Krasl Art Center. Martha loved playing cards and scrabble with friends, square dancing, shopping, traveling, and visiting family. She held holiday gatherings for her family every year and made everyone feel special.
Martha spent the last years of her life at the Willows, visiting and laughing with her family and her favorite grand-dog Levi.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no service at this time. There will be a celebration of life for family and friends at a later date. Those wishing to sign Martha’s memory book online may do so at
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Michael Allkins

Posted at 02:19pm
Sending my sympathies and condolences to Martha's family. My mother, Janet Sells Allkins, was a dear friend of Martha's, and I have many fond memories of Martha and Rex. I will always remember Martha as a sweet and loving person. Michael Allkins.

Shirley Brooks

Posted at 09:41am
Dear Shindeldecker Family,
We were sad to read about your mother/grandmother's passing. Martha was a respected member of the community, and she led a full active life. It is difficult to lose a close family member, but I hope that it gives you peace to know that she is no longer lost. Wendell & Shirley Brooks

Corda Moss

Posted at 03:22pm
Condolences to Mrs. Shindeldecker's family. I was one of the many Sorter School students who loved her and will remember her fondly.

Heidi McDermott

Posted at 09:15pm
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. I miss you and think of you often. Martha will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.❤️🙏

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