Gregory N. Schindler, 79, of Eagles Nest and formerly of the Elkhorn area, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at his home.

Greg was born on Aug. 15, 1942, to Nicholas and Lucille (Connelly) Schindler in Chicago. He was a member of the Salem Central High School Class of 1960. Prior to graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country.

On Sept. 20, 1969, Greg was united in marriage to Diane C. David in St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington. Throughout his lifetime, he worked in several areas of construction from new housing development to underground pipeline.

After visiting the Eagles Nest area on a few hunting trips, Greg and Diane decided to relocate to the area.

Greg was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He was notorious for his three-beer nature rides.

Greg was a family man who enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren, and his great grandson. He will be affectionately remembered for being the “Grumpy Grandpa.”

Greg is survived by his wife, Diane; his children, Susan (Steve) Martin and Colleen (Dan) Keyes; grandchildren, Taylor and Brody Keyes, and Reese Martin; great grandson Kade Keyes; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack (Judy) David, Marie Koenen, Marg Huff, Pat David, and Sue David; and other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Greg was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, and his brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Jay and Noreen Lois, Bobby David, Judi David, Bob Huff, and Ken Koenen,

A Celebration of Life will be held at Eagles Nest Resort at a later date.

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be offered by visiting