Richard L. Schilling

richard schilling
Richard “Dick” L. Schilling, age 84, of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Patty Elwood in Cresco, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:00 Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to Patty Elwood Center/Country Winds Manor in Cresco or Greater Iowa Chapter - Alzheimer's Association. Dick was born March 16, 1937, the son of Archibald “Archie” and Helen (Hassman) Schilling in rural New Hampton. He attended country school before attending New Hampton High School. He proudly finished 2nd at the 1955 Iowa State Wrestling Tournament his senior year. That same year on October 10th, Dick was united in marriage to the love of his life, Joyce Gebel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. During this time he worked for Bridge Construction, and farmed with his father. He then went to work for Paul Hassman at Moorman’s Feed and started his 40 year career at Salisbury Labs in Charles City, IA. Throughout the years the couple welcomed their five children, Bob, Bill, Brian, Brenda and Barb. Dick was an attentive and active father volunteering as a 4H Leader for over 25 years and also active with the local FFA chapter. Dick’s strong sense of community involvement could be seen as he was a member of the St. Mary’s Choir, Farm Bureau, Jaycees, Big 4 Fair board and Bradford Village Historical Society. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, collecting hand scythes, going to antique thrashers reunion, playing cards and of course enjoying time with his family and cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events. In retirement, Dick and Joyce loved to travel whether on various bus trips or their annual trip to Gays Mills, WI. Those left to cherish Dick’s memories are his wife, Joyce Schilling of New Hampton; his children, Bob (Elmarie) Schilling of Waterloo, IA, Bill Schilling of Ionia, IA, Brian (Patrice) Schilling of New Hampton, Brenda (Tony) Ponto of Waverly, IA and Barb (Tom) Devaney of Anamosa, IA; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Roger (Karen) Schilling of Cumming, GA; sister, Marilyn Meissen of Ankeny, IA; brother-in-law, Charlie (June) Gebel of New Hampton and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; his granddaughter, Brandy Schilling; daughter-in-law, Peg Schilling and sister, Shirley Fuerstenberg.

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  1. Barb, Joyce and the entire Schilling family, you have my deepest sympathy. I am sorry to hear of your loss, may your cherished memories assist you through this difficult time.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Joyce and the family….I always loved visiting with Dick….

  3. So sad to hear of Dick’s passing. The world has lost a great guy! Our sympathy to all the Schillings.

  4. So sorry for your loss. May his memories console you and our prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. So sorry for your loss. We had some good visits at work and after he retired. Great guy!!

  6. Thoughts and prayers to all! Lots of memories of Dick, especially growing up sitting on the kneeler at church listening to him, my mom, and many others practice the church choir songs 🎵♡

  7. Thoughts and prayers to Joyce and family. I enjoyed talking to Dick when he would come in the bank in Ionia.

  8. Joyce and family, Extending prayers and our heartfelt sympathy to all of you while you grieve the loss of Dick. 🙏🙏

  9. My heartfelt sympathy to all of Dick’s family. Our families spent a lot of time together over the years, and many New Year’s Eve parties. I know what Alzheimer’s does to someone, and it’s a long process of grieving. Hugs to you all. Ann (Myers) Simms

  10. Our deepest sympathies to Joyce and the Schilling family. Dick was a great guy!! He will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Our sincere sympathy to you Joyce and all of your family. May your faith bring you comfort and peace.

  12. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  14. To all the Schilling families – we are sorry for your loss. Dick was always great to visit with and he will be missed.

  15. We extend our sympathies to the family. May your wonderful memories of a great Dad, Grandfather, Family member and Friend sustain you. Find comfort in the knowledge he is no longer cunfused, and is at peace in the arms of his Lord.

  16. Jim and I so enjoyed working with and really getting to know Dick and Joyce both when we rented their farm; a truly great man!!! He will be missed by many!!!

  17. Sending along my condolences. Dick was a great friend to our family and I have many fond memories of him playing cards, attending softball tournaments, and many other family and 4H get togethers. He was a very positive influence on our lives. I will always remember those great times together! –Joe Myers

  18. We wanted to send our condolences to Richard’s family. Although we never met Richard we know this is a hard time and will be praying for the family.

  19. Our deepest sympathy to the Schilling family.He was fun to be around.He will be greatly missed. Gary & Connie Kuehn

  20. I remember Dick taking me on a fast trip to the Decorah hospital from 4-H camp at Pine Bluff when I got stung by a bee and had a serious violet reaction to the sting. He was my savior that day.

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