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Jeffrey Schander

Jeffery Daniel Schander age 51, husband, father, and loving dog dad, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 26th 2019.

Jeff was born March 3, 1967 to Maynard and Janice (Piatz) Schander in Cando, ND.  He ran track and graduated from Carrington High School in 1985.  Jeff then attended North Dakota State University, studying Environmental Design, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1990.  While at the University he met the love of his life, Mary, and the two married July 1, 1988. 

In the fall of 1997, with three children in tow, Jeff and Mary bid farewell to snowy winters and embraced the warm, picturesque sunsets and desert landscape of Arizona.  In 2010, Jeff gladly departed from his office life to join Mary in growing a successful and thriving family business.  Jeff and Mary enjoyed time spent in sunny Mexico, relaxing alongside the sounds of the ocean with their 4 dogs.

Jeff was a skilled craftsman and master of the grill, he enjoyed attending Arizona Diamondbacks baseball games, mountain biking, and nightly walks with his wife and dogs.  He leaves behind a legacy of balance, with equal parts of intense work ethic, blissful relaxation, and an overwhelming love of life.

Jeff will be fiercely missed and remembered by his wife and best friend, Mary; his three children, Samantha, Garrett, and Justin; his mother and step-father, Janice and Dennis Hart; brother, Darin (Laurie); two sisters, Tammy (Tom), and Tanya (Jason), and by many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Jeff will also be remembered by countless dear friends, extended family, and all members of the community he proudly served.

He is preceded in death by his father, Maynard; grandparents Dan and Clara Schander, and Frank and Grace Piatz. 

Memorial donations in remembrance of Jeff may be made to Westside German Shepard Rescue of Los Angeles, 3016 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, where he and Mary rescued their beloved dog, Charlie, who passed alongside Jeff.

Visitation:  will be March 6, 2019 from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service:  will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial: Carrington Cemetery

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26 Comments

  1. We send our prayers, condolences and love to your family during this very difficult time. We love you.

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  2. Jeff was a year ahead of me in high school-always a good guy! My sympathies to his family ….such a difficult time!

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and love being sent to you all.

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  4. Oh Mary, my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family! Jeff was the 1st person to welcome me to AZ when I got there. He always had time for a smile and a chat!
    Please know that you are in my prayers.

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  5. Mary, we are so very sorry to read of Jeff’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this diffucult time. Love and hugs to you all. Tom and Mari Brown

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  6. Mary, I am so very sad to hear this news. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Jan & Dennis,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. I remember Jeff as a high school student who was a couple of years older than our daughter. This obituary is a wonderful tribute to Jeff and his life.

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  8. I am shocked and saddened by this. We e known Jeff and Mary got several years and helped them find their current home that Jeff was so passionate about. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

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  9. Mary and kids, I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss!Please let me know how I can service your family. I understand what you are going through and would be honored to serve you. Please call me if you need anything. You are all in my prayers.

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  10. I’m so sorry to hear about Jeff! I knew him in high school and remember he was always quick to smile and had a nice laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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  11. This is such a nice remembrance of Jeff. He was a great friend and I know he will be missed by many. I continue to keep your family in my prayers. Love you…

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  12. So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. May your memories bring you comfort. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  13. Thinking of you all. Please accept our sincere condolences. So very sorry. Bless you all.

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  14. Mary and Family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry Hugs and prayers. Tonnie Hartman Rahrich

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  15. Janice, Darin, Mary, and the rest of Jeff’s family, I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Jeff’s death. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for life, even in physics class. It was a pleasant surprise to reconnect at Mesa market, where I met Mary as well. It was good to see Jeff in a good place where he used his gifts to help people, which is why he had so many return customers, including my extended family. I was planning to see him this weekend, instead I am holding you all in prayer during this exceedingly difficult time. God’s peace be with you all…

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  16. Mary
    My deepest sympathies to you.
    My heart goes out to you during this trying time and may my thoughts and prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones.
    Hugs

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  17. Janice and Dennis, So so sorry for your loss, please know I’m thinking of you at this difficult time.

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  18. I am still shocked and saddened by this news. I will always remember Jeff from my days at Manpower. His leadership, work ethic, and dedication to his team. Sending love and condolences to you all during this difficult time.

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  19. Janice and Dennis, Our hearts hurt for your loss, please know we are thinking of you. We did not know Jeff but understand the loss you feel. Our thoughts and prayers are for you at this time.

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  20. I am saddened at your loss. May God be with you and the family. May his blessings be with you.

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  21. Mary, we just saw the news last night and are so very saddened. Though we only saw each other a few times a year, it was like yesterday every time we chatted with both you and Jeff. We are here for you if you should need anything and you and the kids will be in our hearts and prayers always.

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  22. Charlie and I are so saddened to hear this news! Please know that we are thinking of you and the kids at this difficult time!! You are in our prayers!!

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  23. To the many family and friends of Mr Schander. I hope the wonderful memories you all shared with him can be a source of comfort during this difficult time. The unexpected death of a loved one can bring up many emotions that are difficult to deal with. Please know that our Creator never intended for us to be sick or even die. He created us to live forever. God’s purpose has not changed. He will soon end sickness and death forever and bring back to life your precious loved one.{Isaiah 55:10,11; Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28,29}. I truly hope these promises can give you strength to endure the tough times ahead.

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  24. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Torry Reutter
    Class of 1985

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  25. For my friend from long ago, i was sorry to hear of your loss. You and the struggle you are dealing with will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Being the parents of many adopted pets, a donation will certainly be given in Jeff’s name to the German Shepard Rescue.

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  26. To the Schander family.
    Please accept my deepest condolences.
    May you find comfort in knowing that Jeffrey is safe in the memory of God, and in the promise he gives at
    Job 14:14,15, until then hold on to the precious time and the love you shared.

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