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Chandis Leo Stewart

Birth Date: November 11, 1924
Death Date: January 22, 2018

Chandis Leo Stewart, 93, of Decatur, IL, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 26, 2018, at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday, January 26, 2018 at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. Burial will be at North Fork Cemetery in Decatur.

Chandis was born November 11, 1924 in Paden City, WV the son of Benjamin Franklin and Hettie (Billiter) Stewart. He married the love of his life, Evelyn, February 20, 1946 in Paden City, WV. She preceded him in death.

He was the owner of Stewart’s Sewing Machines.

Chandis was an Army veteran of three wars, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a recipient of the purple heart, and bronze star with oakleaf clusters. Most prized was his combat medic medal and multiple flying medals. He served as a Chief Warrant officer as helicopter pilot and flight instructor. He was wounded May 22, 1944 outside of Rome, Italy.

Chandis was Past President of the Evening Lion’s Club and member of VDTA. During his leisure he enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and gambling.

Chandis leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Michael (Susan) Stewart of Mt. Zion, IL, Jana Wrigley (Daniel) of Decatur, IL, Susan Newell (John) of Decatur, IL; sister, Evelyn Mayfield of Weirton, WV, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Chandis was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Craig Stewart; daughter, Candis Kreher; brothers, Virgil “Bud” and Paul; sisters Stella, Sarah, Lola and Ruth.

Special thank you to Dr. Ben Esparaz and Cancer Care Center staff.

The Moran and Goebel Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Chandis. Condolences may be left to his family at

Funeral Service
January 26, 2018
11:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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January 26, 2018
9:00 am
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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  1. I am so very sorry. He was just like a second father to me. I used to love to hear him talk to me about his war stories. He took my husband and I on a double date to O'Charleys a couple of years ago, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed listening to his stories. He will always have a special place in my heart.

  2. Many memories of family reunions and visits at Grandma Stewart’s house. I remember the great time at the family reunion at uncle Ralph’s on Buck-run. His legacy is extraordinary. My prayers are with my cousins.
    Clifford Clegg

  3. Jana and Family.Sorry for your loss. Even though I only knew Chan for a short time he was a great man. he will be missed. I will miss playing spoons with him, he was a competitive player, a lot of fun to be with. Love Cindy Riedberger

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