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On August 15, 2012 Omer Joseph Schillig, 85 of Kalona, Iowa completed his life on earth, which began September 23, 1926. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 10:00AM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond, with Father David Brownfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in rural Richmond. Visitation will be held Friday, August 17 from 4-7PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with a Rosary at 7:00PM.
A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona First Responder's.
Joe was born in Richmond, Iowa the son of William and Veronica Schillig. He lived most of his life in the Kalona a�" Richmond community, except for 10 years in Lone Tree, Iowa. He spent many years farming which was his passion and love. Joe spent over 15 years as a fireman at the University of Iowa Power Plant, Iowa City, before retiring. Most important to Joe was his family, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and hunting trips.
He is survived by his three children, Alexandra and Robert Boseant of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Deanna and Randy Redington of Cedar Rapids, IA, Alan Schillig of Ft. Myers, Florida, six grandchildren, Todd, Gina, Jillian, Bryan, Elissa and Samantha, and seven great grandchildren.
Preceding Joe in death were two sisters, Florence Kron and Wilma Goody.
Quoting JWs Deli:we missed seeing joe every day at the deliwhen he moved in to the home at wellman.he always enjoyed sitting and talking to us and whomever happened to come in that day.Our sympathies to the family.I remember going to the deli with grandpa Joe when I was a young child. These memories are treasured.
Elissa Schillig Aug 24 2012 12:00 AM
You all have my deepest sympathy as I was very saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I worked with him for a few years out at the Oakdale Heating Plant on the Oakdale campus, and enjoyed every minute I spent with this man. I lost track of him after his retirement from the university, but often wondered about his condition and whereabouts. Please accept my sincere condolenses. He will surely be missed.
Allen Billman Aug 20 2012 12:00 AM
we missed seeing joe every day at the deliwhen he moved in to the home at wellman.he always enjoyed sitting and talking to us and whomever happened to come in that day.Our sympathies to the family.
JWs Deli Aug 17 2012 12:00 AM
My sympathy to all of you,, I have so many good memories. We had a great time with lots of hunts, and fishing, trap shooting, going to a few ball games, Always looked forward to squirrel season as I knew we would have a good dinner when we got back. I always enjoyed my time at the Schillig house. I know my dad always enjoyed having Joe as his friend. Joe will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike Escher Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM