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ELKHART -- Harold W. Schilling, 92, of
Elkhart, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. at his home.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elkhart
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dayle Badman
Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery.
Mr. Schilling was a retired farmer and livestock
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World
He was born Sept. 21, 1917, in Elkhart to
Clarence and Ethel VanFossan Schilling. He married
Hilma Lanterman on May 18, 1941, in Elkhart. She
preceded him in death on July 17, 2002.
He is survived by one son, Robert (and Linda)
Schilling of Elkhart; one daughter, Carolyn "Susie"
Brooks of Elkhart; one brother, Roy Schilling of
Decatur; three sisters-in-law, Lois Schilling,
Eleanor Lanterman and Mary Glen Schilling; and five
grandchildren, Jennifer (and Darin) Stoll, Melissa
(and Nathan) Provost, Becky Liesman, LeeAnn
Schilling and Kevin (and Bobbie) Schilling; and four
great-grandchildren, Andrew Liesman, Hannah and
Emily Stoll, and Trevor Schilling; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers,
Ray and Clarence Jr., and one sister-in-law, Rachael
He faithfully attended the Elkhart United Methodist
He was a member of the American Shorthorn
Association and Farm Bureau and a former Elkhart
High School board member.
He was a dedicated Cardinal fan.
Memorials may be made to Elkhart United Methodist
Church or to Memorial Medical Center Foundation for
cardiac rehabilitation. Memorial's address is 701
First St., Springfield, IL 62781.
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