Obituary of Warren Alderson Chandler
Warren Alderson Chandler, age 74, of West Plains, MO, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022. He was born October 4, 1947, in Charleston, WV. Warren was raised in Channahon, IL, and lived in Goose Lake in the Morris area where he and Ann raised their family before retiring in 1997. He moved to West Plains, MO, in 2017. Warren was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969.
He was an instructor for Exelon's Dresden power plant for many years and also an instructor at Joliet Junior College. Warren was an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Shorewood for over 50 years and currently attends United Free Will Baptist Church of West Plains, MO. Among his many interests, he was most passionate about fishing and hunting.
Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann (Briscoe) Chandler; his children, Tammy (Ron) Norris of Morris, IL; Bridgett (Thomas) Ertl of Illiopolis, IL; John J. (Lacey) Chandler of Chapel Hill, TN; siblings, Danny Chandler of Tunnel Hill, IL, Debbie (Tim) Osborne of Hartsville, SC, Gayla Wagner of Fairbury, IL, Robin Chandler of Morris, IL; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, John Jacob Chandler and Gaynelle (Caudill) Chandler; one brother, John F. Chandler; one sister, Patty Ruolo; son-in-law, Dave Rowan; brother-in-law, John Briscoe; sister-in-law, Judy Briscoe; and sister-in-law, Dorma Kooyenga.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Salutes Veterans Shelter, 1769 South Highway 63, West Plains, MO, 65775 would be appreciated.
Visitation for Warren Chandler will be held Friday, March 4, 2022, from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive, Morris. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Minooka. For information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.
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