David A. Schilling

January 18, 1933 ‒ March 20, 2019

Galion, Ohio

David A. Schilling, 86, of Mary Esther, Florida and formerly of Galion passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born January 18, 1933 in Erie, PA.  David is preceded in death by his parents the Rev. Andrew and Elizabeth A. (Gilfert) Schilling and sister Evelyn Figley.  He was married to Martha A (Earle) Schilling on June 23, 1957 who also preceded him in death.  Dave married Ann (Reiter) Jones Schilling on February 17, 1990.

In addition to his wife Ann, he is also survived by, five children, Douglas M. (Kathleen Shaughency) Schilling of Ontario, Gregory D. (Cristine) Schilling of Mary Esther, Fla., Tamara S. (Charles) Winn of Colchester, VT., Lynn (Michael) Keator of Houston, TX and Harold “Hank” Jones of Marion; six grandchildren, William A. Schilling, Nicholas R. Schilling, Jaclyn E. Schilling, Matthew D. Schilling, Brittany L. (Jonathon) Kasischke, Sarah E. (Benjamin) House; three great grandchildren, Beckett Kasischke, Colton Kasischke and Wyatt House.

After graduating from Lancaster High School, he went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Wittenberg University, and a Teaching Certificate from Bowling Green State University. He taught art in the Ada and Colonel Crawford school systems until 1968. Prior to leaving teaching, in 1963, Dave founded Schilling Graphics and retired in 1993.  Dave is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline.  He served as Church Council President at First Lutheran Church in Galion.  He also served various organizations to include: Galion City School Board, Fairview Cemetery Association Board, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, Galion Kiwanis Club, Wittenberg University Board of Directors.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 N. Thoman Street, Crestline, Ohio 44827 where a memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Private burial service will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dave Schilling, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Ann,

    I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Our prayers are with you all.

    Jeff and Tina Young

  • Ann, my deepest sympathy to you. I know how difficult this is for you and family. Know that others care & send love. May God’s Blessings be on you. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Janice

  • Ann, Diane and I are so sorry to heard of Dave’s passing. He was a special person, and so glad we had the pleasure of being friends during your stay at Bridgewater. Hugs and comforting prayers going out to you and family.

  • To Doug and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Lisa and Tony

  • Our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this stressful time of your lives

  • Our thoughts and prayers are you for this sad time. Dave was a lovely gentleman.

  • Ann,Doug and family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Husband and Father. He was so nice to me when I attended First and Trinity, Crestline. It was fun to sing with him in the choir at First. May he rest in peace. I am thinking of all of you. God be with you.

  • To Doug and all the Schilling Families:
    Please accept our sincere sympathies for the passing of your father. I remember some good times at your house on Timberlane Dr. way back in elementary school.

    Tom & Linda Cahill

  • To the Schilling Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of David.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • We we very said to hear of David’s passing. You have our deepest and heart felt sympathy for his loss. We will never forget the tailgate parties at OSU football games!

  • Our deepest condolences to all of you. Dave was a sweet and kind person who really loved his family. May all your memories help you through this very sad time.

    Karen and Eric