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October 27, 1930 – Sunday, May 8, 2011

Service Information
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Annan
Sunday, May 15, 2011
3:00 P.M.

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Harold William Schilling, age 80, of rural Annandale, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2011, at The St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born on October 27, 1930, in Gaylord, Minnesota, the son of Alexander & Pauline (Bomersine) Schilling, the second of seven children.

Harold was baptized and later confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. His Confirmation memory verse was Matthew 26:41.

He attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Gaylord and graduated from Gaylord High School in 1949.

Harold honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1951 to 1953. As a sergeant he did two tours during the Korean War, earning the Purple Heart.

After military service, he attended Augsburg College.

On December 22, 1956 Harold Schilling and Harriet Hanson were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

He was formerly employed by Sheehy Construction Company in St. Paul for over thirty years, serving in many capacities.

Harold loved his small farm in Albion Township, where he raised beef cattle, pheasants and grew vegetables which he happily shared with anyone who wanted them. He enjoyed cooking for family, feeding wild birds, gardening, taking care of his animals, getting together with his friends, and helping others.

He was a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township, Wright County. Harold served as Trustee and could often be found down at the church doing odd jobs, including the removal of snow for many years.

Survived by loving daughters: Darcia (Andrew) Tatham of West St. Paul and Debra (Wayne) Seppelt of Howard Lake; a granddaughter: Anneliese Tatham; siblings: Donald Schilling of Florida, Arlene Schilling of St. Paul, and Ruth Ludwig of Colorado; six sisters-in-law: Joyce Perrault of Arlington, Bev Schilling of St. Paul, Lu Schilling of Washington, Ruth Schilling of Arlington, Lois Hanson of Minneapolis, and Elvera Wood of Wisconsin; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife Harriet Schilling in 2002, his parents: Alexander and Pauline, and by three brothers Edward, Dale & John.

A visitation for Harold will be held on Sunday, May 15th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township (rural Annandale) from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the church. Pastor Lynn Machula will officiate. Interment with military rites will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Todd Schilling, Joe Carlson, Elisabeth Edmonson, Tim Edmonson, Wayne Seppelt, and Andrew Tatham.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.

Harold William Schilling, age 80, of rural Annandale passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 at The St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born on October 27, 1930 in Gaylord, Minnesota, the son of Alexander & Pauline (Bomersine) Schilling, the second of seven children.

Harold was baptized and later confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. His Confirmation memory verse was Matthew 26:41.

He attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Gaylord and graduated from Gaylord High School in 1949.

Harold honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1951 to 1953. As a sergeant he did two tours during the Korean War, earning the Purple Heart.

After military service, he attended Augsburg College.

On December 22, 1956 Harold Schilling and Harriet Hanson were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

He was formerly employed by Sheehy Construction Company in St. Paul for over thirty years, serving in many capacities.

Harold loved his small farm in Albion Township, where he raised beef cattle, pheasants and grew vegetables which he happily shared with anyone who wanted them. He enjoyed cooking for family, feeding wild birds, gardening, taking care of his animals, getting together with his friends, and helping others.

He was a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township, Wright County. Harold served as Trustee and could often be found down at the church doing odd jobs, including the removal of snow for many years.

Survived by loving daughters: Darcia (Andrew) Tatham of West St. Paul and Debra (Wayne) Seppelt of Howard Lake; a granddaughter: Anneliese Tatham; siblings: Donald Schilling of Florida, Arlene Schilling of St. Paul, and Ruth Ludwig of Colorado; six sisters-in-law: Joyce Perrault of Arlington, Bev Schilling of St. Paul, Lu Schilling of Washington, Ruth Schilling of Arlington, Lois Hanson of Minneapolis, and Elvera Wood of Wisconsin; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife Harriet Schilling in 2002, his parents: Alexander and Pauline, and by three brothers Edward, Dale & John.

A visitation for Harold will be held on Sunday, May 15th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township (rural Annandale) from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the church. Pastor Lynn Machula will officiate. Interment with military rites will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Todd Schilling, Joe Carlson, Elisabeth Edmonson, Tim Edmonson, Wayne Seppelt, and Andrew Tatham.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Joe & Colleen Carlson

    It is a sad day and one of reflection when we learn the news of Harold. Our condolences to all family members.
    Harold stood out in the crowd, most notably for his ever present smile, an eager ‘hello’, and a genuine inquiry of how things were with us. We’ll miss you and your smile Harold! Darn, you left us too early, but we find comfort knowing you are in a better place with everlasting memories left behind.

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  2. Kathy Munson

    Deb and family;
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a wonderful man! I really enjoyed working with he and your mom when they remodeled their home. They were a very special couple and have raised some pretty special people, too!
    Take care.

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