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Obituaries

Obituaries

John M. Schilling 1951 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for John M. Schilling, 56, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha with the Rev. Shane Spangler of Bethany United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Hiawatha Cemetery.Mr. Schilling died Sunday, April 6, 2008.He was born Nov. 23, 1951, the son of George and Darlene Schilling. He graduated from Hiawatha High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas University and a master's degree from Fort Hays State University.Mr. Schilling worked as a business executive for many years in northeastern Kansas and operated businesses abroad. He was a member of University Lutheran Church in Lawrence. He enjoyed landscaping his home, spending time with his family and was an avid KU fan.He married Pamela S. Hischke on Sept. 5, 1969, in Fairview. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, John M. II and James A. and wife Audrey, both of Lawrence; two sisters, Elaine Schilling, Hiawatha, and Rhonda Parks and husband Tim, Lawrence; two grandsons, Jackson and Maxwell Schilling; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.Mr. Schilling was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Irene Hischke and Ted Hischke; and a nephew, Zachary Parks.Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the John Schilling Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. Seventh St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com">www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com</a>.