Vernon W. Kandel

January 30, 1931 ‒ June 06, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Vernon W. Kandel, age 87, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born on January 30, 1931 in Dundee, Ohio the son of William and Lucinda (Hostetler) Kandel. Vernon and his late wife Amanda moved to Fredericktown in 1965 from Wayne County, Ohio 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; eleven 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; three sisters, Alta Kandel, Mary Weaver, Susan Spellman.

Friends may call on Friday, June 8, 2018 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 F.F.A.

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  • Bonnie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this has been a long hard road for all of you. Find comfort in knowing he is at peace, and now with your mom catching up.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

  • We sure are so sorry to hear about Vernon, we sure will miss him at lunches & reunions. He was the last & best he was a great man, so funny & loved his stories, hugs & prayers for u all. Jr. & Naomi Kandel

  • So sorry for your lost hugs and prayers for the family lots of good memories down on the farm ☺️🙂💗 Morris and Debbie Kandel. Wish we could be there 😥

  • Bonnie and families. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


  • Jim and Denise I am so sorry for your loss I didn’t know your dad very well but I did have fun talking to him The time we met may God give you strength

  • Whitney and Corey I am Sorry for your loss. Thinking of the entire Kandel family. Love you guys.

  • Corey, Whitney & kiddo’s
    Eric & I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.
    Mom & Eric

  • Bonnie, Kelly and Family, Sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Your Dad, and Mom, were always a delight to be around. Soak up all the stories you will hear about your Dad over the next few days. Hugs, love and prayers.

  • Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all as he is laid to rest. May God bring comfort and peace.

  • Bonnie and family… I am so sorry for your loss. Vernon was one of the most outstanding individuals I have ever known. Humorous, happy, and ALWAYS pleasant and positive. I feel truly blessed to have known him. Prayers for understanding, comfort, and peace for your family.