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Maurice R. Chandler
Maurice R. Moe Chandler, 87, of Cooks, Mi., passed away at home Saturday morning, Jan. 4 surrounded by his family.
Born June 23, 1926, in Dunbar, the son of Arthur and Maude (Seymour) Chandler, he attended high school in Iron Mountain and served in the United States Army during World War II. On June 2, 1956, he married the former Marcellien Lund in Detroit. In 1958 they moved to Cooks to reside and he worked for Procks Construction for over 20 years, retiring in 1969.
A member of the Cooks Congregational Church, he enjoyed carpentry work, visiting people, and singing with Laurie and the Big Spring Boys, but his real enjoyment came from visiting his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Marcellien, of Cooks; children, Diana (Dave) Turner, of Eaton, Oh., Randy (Diane) Chandler, of Strasburg, Va., Bert Chandler, Ann (Terry) Bradshaw and John (Renee) Chandler, all of Cooks, and Roxanne (Bill) Lawrence, of Escanaba; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Willie (Joanne) Chandler, of Quinnesec; a sister, Barbara Chandler, of Virginia and several special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John (Chick) Chandler; sisters, Harriet Lucianni, Verle Spangler, Jeannie Antonini and twin sister, Doris Kroll.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Cooks Congregational Church with Pastor Darrell Pazzala officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Inwood Township Cemetery in Cooks.