Jon-Marc Chandler

March 11th, 1981 to October 3rd, 2017

Jon-Marc Jason Chandler, 36, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

He was born March 11, 1981 in Port Huron to Hollis and Mary Chandler. He married Branden Michele Bettinger on September 24, 2005 in Griswold Street Baptist Church, Port Huron.

Mr. Chandler was a 1999 graduate of Port Huron High School. He worked as a paramedic with Tri-Hospital EMS for nearly 14 years and was awarded the Star of Life from the Governor of Michigan for skill and excellence in patient care. He was also a firefighter with Fort Gratiot Township since May of 2011. He made many mission trips to Mali, Africa, helping to improve the quality of life for many there. Jon-Marc loved life and loved serving people. Above all, he was a wonderful family man who loved being a dad.

He is survived by his wife, Branden; his children, Luke and Ava; his parents, Hollis and Mary Chandler; a sister, Brooke (Thomas “TJ”) Dennis; a brother, Andrew (Rebecca) Chandler; his mother-in-law, Jeannie (Rob) Bennatts; his father-in-law, Mark Bettinger; grandmother-in-law, Judy Bettinger; grandfather-in-law, Frank Radske; brothers-in-law, Joshua (Shelby) Bettinger and Jadon Bettinger; sisters-in-law, Jamie Bettinger (Sean Lavery) and Brenda Bennatts (A.J. Weakland); nieces and nephews, Chandler, Caidan, Cailey and Cooper Hill, Kyla and Michael Dennis, Elijah, Paisley and Riley Chandler, and Nolan and Cole Lavery; and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Marilyn Clark and Gene and Marjorie Chandler; and grandparents-in-law, Charles E. Bettinger III and Betty Radske.

Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Griswold Street Baptist Church. Pastor Terry Kuhns will officiate.

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the children’s education. To send condolences, visit


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