William Leo “Bill” Schilling, 71, Plover, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. Greg Bohren officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a general rosary at 7 p.m., and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Schilling was born March 4, 1941, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Virginia O’Leary and Louis Schilling. He grew up in California and attended schools in the North Hollywood area.
After high school, he entered the U.S. Navy on Sept. 28, 1959, at North Hollywood, Calif., and served on the USS Coral Sea. His honorable discharge, at the rank of SN, took place on Sept. 28, 1961, at Alameda, Calif.
He was married to Kathleen Schilling on Oct. 28, 1972.
He worked for General Motors before entering the restaurant business where he worked for companies such as Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips, Long John Silver’s, and Taco Johns, eventually owning and operating his own Taco Johns franchise in Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife; his stepfather, Fred (Rose) Boggs, San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Robert (Tracy), Elburn, Ill., and Michael (Kari), West Bend; two daughters, Jennie (Scott) Blum, Holly Springs, N.C., and Amy (Delano Roberts) Schilling, Stevens Point; one brother, John (Marian) Schilling, Meridian, Idaho; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Judith Schilling.