Tristan “TJ” Schindler

Tristan "TJ" Schindler | 23 years old | Tiffin, Ohio | Died - January 26th, 2019

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Name: Tristan “TJ” Schindler
Age: 23
Location: Tiffin, Ohio

DOD:  January 26th, 2019


My baby brother struggled for years with his addiction to anything that would take his pain away. He first overdosed in 2016 but was saved by friends that thankfully were around at the time to find him.. he went through a successful rehab program and came out so strong and determined. We were all so proud of him. He was able to get his car and a great job where he continued moving up and impressing everyone. He loves writing music and making videos of himself rapping his songs about his struggle. In 2018, he started to have a hard time staying clean, relapsing many times, as he told me secretly. I prayed for him so much, worried countless nights that I’d get that phone call.. I dreamt it even, that the worst would happen. In January of 2019, my mother went home to what she thought was an empty house because it was normal for him to be gone for days at a time when he’d stay with his girlfriend or friends. She went the whole weekend not knowing he was in his room, where he had taken some heroin that was almost all fentanyl. He came home by himself, at least we believe based off what was in his phone. My mother found him two days after he passed, in his bedroom, when no one had heard from him or had been able to reach him. She told me she had gotten this overwhelming feeling to go in his room. We were devastated and still are. He was doing so well and was so thankful for the second chance he had been given. He had just gotten so weak and in that moment of weakness, he took his last breath. Forever 23 years old. #Boss_TJstrong


Tristan Joseph Schindler, 23, of Tiffin, passed away at 5:19 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 at his residence.

Tristan was born on July 24, 1995, in Tiffin, to Joseph Schindler of Tiffin and Candice Hammer also of Tiffin.

Survivors include his parents, step-father, Doug Beindorf of Gibsonburg, step-mother, Lisa Schindler of Tiffin, a brother, Sebastian Schindler of Tiffin, two sisters, Kayla Schindler of Tiffin, Hunter Schindler of Bowling Green, a step-sister, Isabella Rodabaugh of Tiffin, maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Hammer of Fostoria, a niece, Arianna Jordan and nephew, Owen Bell.

Tristan worked at Taiho as a shipping clerk and was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed music, writing, fitness and was a former member of Bodyworks. Tristan was always working to be BOSS, “Built On Self Success”.

Tristan was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Owen Hammer and his paternal grandmother, Barb Schindler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. There will be a private visitation held for the family. Burial will follow services on Saturday at St. Mary’s cemetery. The Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in c/o the funeral home.

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