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.