Audrey Chandler

audrey chandler
Audrey Yvonne Chandler, a long-time resident of Caledonia and Hillsboro, North Dakota, died Tuesday the 11th of October at Sanford Care Center in Hillsboro. Born to Jack and Nikoline Tunem in 1923 in Clarkfield, MN, Audrey moved as a young girl with her parents to Caledonia, ND where she attended and graduated from Caledonia School. She met her future husband, Wayne Chandler, in Caledonia and they were married on June 12, 1943. Wayne and Audrey farmed in the Caledonia area for 35 years before moving to Hillsboro in 1972 and retiring in the late 1970's. Audrey worked as a nurse's aide in the Hillsboro Nursing Home for 15 years before retiring in 1987. Her Interests revolved around community volunteering, aiding her friends, the farming life, raising her four children, and participating in a variety of church related activities at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. She and Wayne made many good friends along the way. Audrey is preceded in death by her husband Wayne and her sister Geraldine Moen (Tunem). Audrey is survived by sister-in-law Gladys Chandler and brothers-in-law Ralph Chandler and Roy Chandler, her four children: Bonnie Chandler of Hillsboro, ND, Gary Chandler and wife Barbara (Wilson) of Bend, OR, Larry Chandler and wife Jeanne (Baumgartner) of Pensacola, FL, and Tami (Chandler) Arthur and husband Andrew of Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Viewing is set from 5 - 7pm on Friday the 14th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 10:30 am at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. A graveside service will be at the Caledonia Cemetery following the conclusion of activities at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.  

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  1. SO very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful gal, and a friend of my mom’s. She walked by my house everyday to her daughter Bonnie’s house. She was an awesome woman.

  2. Bonnie, Gary, Larry and Tami,
    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was such a quite and nice person.
    I don’t know if you remember me but I am a daughter of Bernard and Drusilla Wright. My Mom and your Dad were related through Grace (McDonald) Chandler. I remember Bonnie and Larry at Caledonia School.
    Susan (Wright) Ackre

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever I sang at Our Savior’s Lutheran, Audrey was one of the first to come up and compliment me. My mother , Myrtle Elton, worked with her at the nursing home, and always told me how much she liked working with her. Now they can have a coffee break together up in heaven.

  4. My deepest condolences to your family at this time. I have great childhood memories spending time with Tami, Audrey and Wayne. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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