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Schilling, Amalia Caroline (Otell)


The many friends of the family were pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Amalia Schilling, who passed away to the great beyond Monday, Sept. 30th at 4:05 o'clock, after an illness of three months and twelve days.

Mrs. Amalia Schilling was born at Frelsburg, Texas Colorado Co., Dec. 25th, 1856. Deceased resided near Garwood for 18 years. She was a member of Evangelist Lutheran, church.

She was married to F. W. Schilling at Frelsburg in the year 1881, to this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter, Elo J., Ed. C. Fritz M., J. J. and Victor residing in Garwood, Louis some where in France, Leo Schilling who preceded her death some eleven years ago and Mrs. W. H. Kelley of China Springs, Texas.

She was buried Tuesday afternoon at 10 o'clock at the Hahn cemetery [see note below]. The pall bearers were: Aug Heyne, C. Georg, W. M. Griffitts, Frank Arnold, Bud Schramm and L. C. Beckmeyer. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Behrens at the grave.

It may seem hard that one should go when life is so pleasant, but think not that this mother has been unfortunate, for no more pain, no more trouble, no more suffering will be her lot.

She also leaves two brothers, Messrs J. R. and Fred Otell of El Campo, Texas, to mourn her loss. To the beareaved[sic] we extend our sincerest sympathy in their deep sorrow.

Colorado Citizen, October 11, 1918
Note: Amalia Schilling's death certificate states that she was buried at the National Cemetery west of Nada

Schilling, Denver D.


Denver D. Schilling, 81, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 7 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 7, 1923 in Lampassas to Louis C. Schilling and Edna Van Dorn. He worked as an oil and gas operator for Superior Oil Co. and married Jean Yoss Schilling Feb. 14, 1965.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl S. and Steve Easley, of Brenham, Kathryn Sherrill, of Columbus and Janet and John Dusek, of East Bernard; sons and daughter-in-law, James and Patricia Sherrill, of Phoenix, Ariz. and John Sherrill, of Lubbock; sister; Nelda Davenport, of Wharton; brother, L.D. Schilling, of Columbus; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Chaplin Don Story officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Zackery Valdez, Kyle Easley, Trey Moss, James Sherrill, Mitchell Valdez, Steve Easley, John Dusek and John Sherrill.

Colorado County Citizen, September 14, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Schilling, Edmund C.

Edmund Schilling, Nada Rice Farmer, Dies in El Campo

NADA, May 20 – Edmund Schilling, 56-year old rice farmer, died last Friday in an El Campo Hospital. Funeral services were held here Monday with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery, Rev. A. J. Weber officiating.

Pall bearers were J. R. Pinchback of Columbus, Lyle Phillips , Henry Huvar, John Kallina of Garwood and J. W. Bures and W. A. Braden of Nada.

Mr. Schilling was born at Schulenburg on September 26, 1886 and moved with his parents to Nada while very young. On January 16, 1908 he was married to Miss Millie Richter who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Lillius, two daughters, Mrs. Gus Blankenburg of El Campo and Mrs. Elden Wied of San Marcos; his father, Fritz Schilling of Arkansas; five brothers, Eric Fritz, Louis and Jessie of Garwood and Victor of Rock Island; and a sister, Mrs. Will Kelly of Waco.

Among out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral wee Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richter and Mrs. Anna Richter of Rule, Mrs. Will Kelly and daughter, Ethel, of Waco, Mrs. Ida Richter of San Antonio, Mrs. E. A. Penny and daughter Barbara of West Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Richter, Jr. of Freeport, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wendel, Mr. and Mrs. Guido Blankenburg and Mrs. Blankenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Watz of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pinchback, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Meinert of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Richter of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, May 21, 1942
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schilling, Edna Tecla (Janek)


Edna T. Schilling, a resident of Garwood, died Sunday, March 5 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton after a short illness.

Mrs. Schilling was born September 3, 1910 at Ammensville, Tx to John Janek and Carrie Bohac.

She married Lilius J. Schilling March 24, 1976.

She is survived by her husband, a niece, her foster mother Laverne Pape Hebert and her husband Wilfred of Welsh, Louisiana and sisters Mrs. Ewald (Lena) Girndt of Columbus and Mrs. Agnes Smith of Baytown and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, March 8, 1989
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schilling, Elo J.

Judge Schilling, 72, Funeral Services To Be Held Friday

Justice of the Peace E. J. Schilling, 72, of Garwood will be laid to rest tomorrow (Friday) after services at 8:30 a.m. at the family home and at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Nada.

Rev. Edmund Bily will officiate at the services for the kindly, gray-haired public official who died in Nightingale Hospital in El Campo at 4 a.m. yesterday morning. He had been in bad health for some time.

Requiem High Mass will be said in St. Mary’s tonight at 8 o’clock.
Mr. Schilling, who was born July 31, 1882, in Lavaca County, had held office for almost 6 years. He and his family had lived in the Garwood-Nada area most of their lives. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. John Strucka of Garwood; a son, Leo Schilling of Garwood; 2 grandchildren, Johnnie Strucka and Rhonda Schilling; a sister, Mrs. Nora Kelly of Waco; and 4 brothers, Fritz, Louis, Jesse and Victor Schilling, all of Garwood.

Burial will be in the Nada Catholic Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, October 21, 1954
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schilling, Fritz Marcus

F. M. Schilling Rites Held at Garwood

GARWOOD— F. M. Schilling died at the Columbus hospital Saturday afternoon.

He is survived by his widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard Harry and Mrs. Paul Lewis; 3 granddaughters, Becky Harry and Nancy and Lisa Lewis; 2 brothers, L. C. Schilling and Victor Schilling; a sister, Mrs. Will Kelly of Waco.

Funeral services were conducted by the Re. Paul Grout in the Garwood Methodist Church Monday morning with interment in Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island.

Colorado County Citizen, January 19, 1961
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schilling, Jesse John

Jesse Schilling of Garwood Dies

Garwood—Jesse J. Schilling passed away Monday afternoon after being in poor health for sometime. But only on Saturday night did his condition become serious, and he was rushed to a hospital where he passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the Garwood Methodist Church yesterday afternoon with burial at the Rock Island [Myrtle] Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy Schilling; 2 children, Mrs. Tommy Hillebrandt of College Station, and James, who is at home; a sister, Mrs. Will Kelly of Waco, and 3 brothers, F.M. and L.C. of Garwood and Victor of Rock Island.

The Colorado County Citizens, Dec. 15, 1955, page 6
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Schilling, Jimmie Faye (Davis)


Jimmie Faye Schilling, 73, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 19, at West Houston Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Columbus to Robert and Elizabeth (Nelson) Davis. She was a wife, mother and homemaker, but she also worked as a receptionist at the Schult-Wooten Clinic, as a teacher's aide at Columbus Elementary School and in the front office of Columbus Eye Associates.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on the "Share Your Christmas" committee for many years helping local families during the holidays. For over 40 years she was a part of her Birthday Club group. She also volunteered as a docent during the Magnolia Homes Tour.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Robert Davis, Tracy Naumann, Elizabeth Taylor, Margie Sullivan, David Davis and Doris Potter Graham; and by her infant daughter Melanie.

She is survived by her husband; her son Craig Schilling of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Ken Ravazzolo of San Diego Calif.; grandchildren Holly and Nicholas Ravazzolo of San Diego Calif.; and sister Ruby Kulhanek of Columbus.

A private family service was conducted Aug. 21 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Memorial Services were conducted by the Rev. Bill Johnson Aug. 21 at First United Methodist Church, as she had requested.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 1229 Milam, Columbus, TX, 78934.

Colorado County Citizen, August 25, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Schilling, Leo Walter

Leo Schilling, 50, Funeral Services Today at Nada

GARWOOD—Leo Schilling, 50, who died Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. in the Eagle Lake hospital after a heart attack, will be buried this morning after services at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church at Nada.

Rev. Edmund Bily will conduct the services for the Garwood rice farmer.

Mr. Schilling is survived by his widow, the former Viola Grewe of Columbus; a daughter, Ronda; his mother, Mrs. M. J. Schilling and a sister, Mrs. John Strucka, all of Garwood.

Colorado County Citizen, July 21, 1960
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schilling, Lillie Marian (Beckmeyer)

Lillie Schilling

Funeral services for Mrs. Fritz (Lillie) Schilling were held Jan. 21 at Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. Burial was in the Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island. Her nephew, David Harrison, officiated.

Mrs. Schilling passed away Jan. 19 in the Eagle Lake Hospital. She was a resident of the Heritage House for several years.

She was born in Hayleton, Ill., May 11, 1890, the daughter of Rebecca Poehler and Louis Beckmeyer. She married Fritz Schilling who preceded her in death. Mrs. Schilling taught school for many years and was active in church work.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Lewis and Mrs. Howard Harry; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie West of Houston, Laura Church of Houston and Mable Trice of Abilene; one brother Fred Beckmeyer of Ackerly; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Allen Schilling, Mark Wied, John L. McGlothlin, Troy Krenek, Billie Hefner and William Prismeyer.

Colorado County Citizen, January 26, 1978
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schilling, Melanie

Schilling Infant Dies At Birth

Funeral services were held Oct. 27 for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Schilling who died at birth in Columbus hospital early that morning. She had been named Melanie.

Columbus Funeral home was in charge and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest, the Rev. George Ricker of the Columbus Methodist church officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, November 6, 1958, page 4

Schilling, Victor Otto

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Victor Schilling

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake for Victor Otto Schilling, 72, a life-long resident of the Garwood and Rock Island areas. Mr. Schilling passed away in the Columbus Hospital on Monday, March 11th, at 9:00 a..m.

The Rev. Dennis Engler, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake, officiated at the services. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Serving as pallbearers were: Ernest Moss, Allen Moss, and Cecil Owers of Rock Island, Dale Hunt and Al Bittner of Garwood, and Ludwig Schollmann of Nada.
Mr. Schilling was born on January 21st, 1896, in the Garwood area the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Schilling.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow E. Venghaus of Rock Island; three grandsons and one granddaughter, all of Rock Island.

His parents, one sister, and six brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Schilling made many friends throughout this area and was loved by all who came to know him. He shall be missed by loved ones and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 21, 1968
Submitted by Joyce Stancik
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