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1933 David 2009

David Schillinger

March 23, 1933 — August 9, 2009

David A. Schillinger, 76, Campbell , MN died peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on August 9, 2009, at his home in Campbell , after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge , MN , with Father Arlie Sowada officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Calvary Cemetery , rural Fairmount , ND .

Visitation will be Saturday, August 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN .

David Schillinger, a long time resident of Campbell , MN , was born March 23, 1933 in Richland Township near Fairmount , ND to Joseph and Anna (Nennig) Schillinger. As a child David grew up on the farm living around the Campbell area. He attended country school for three years before attending Campbell Public School . After school, David worked for area farmers until he went into the Army in 1956. He served through 1958 and was in the Big Red One, 1 st Infantry Division. David also worked at Abel’s gas station in Campbell for several years. In 1965 he started working for the Campbell Public School as a janitor and bus driver, where he worked for ten years. In 1975 he began working for the Wilkin County Highway Department as a blade operator until his retirement in March, 1995. During the 40 plus years of living in Campbell , David was on the fire department for 33 years.

On May 14, 1959, David was united in marriage to Annabelle Korinek. They made their home in Campbell and had three children, Rebecca, Kurt and Debra. Annabelle passed away December 17, 1997.

On April 23, 1999, David married Beverly (Craig) Barton. They made their home in Campbell . With this union, the family was enlarged by three daughters, Cindy, Sarah and Rebecca.

Many wonderful family memories were made at Seclusion Point, near Dent, MN and Jungle Shores near Perham , MN . David especially loved fishing, and always enjoyed a good search for the illusive “Walter,” a largemouth bass. David also enjoyed camping, a blazing campfire, and a rousing game of dice with Beverly . David’s “furry kids,” Willie (Buddy) and Shadow (Squirt) also gave him a lot of pleasure.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Beverly, of Campbell, MN; His son: Kurt (Tammy) Schillinger, Wahpeton, ND; His daughter: Debra (John) Wolf, Dayton, MN; Three step-daughters: Cindy (Todd) Paintner, Fargo, ND; Sarah Barton, Sherwood, AR; and Rebecca (Cory) Jensen, Mankato, MN; His grandsons: Matthew and Michael Wolf; His granddaughter: Anna Schillinger; Step-grandchildren: Gregory and Katelynn Bartlett; Cameron and Carmen Tischer; Masen, Paxten and Victoria Jensen; His sisters: Genevieve Zoucha, Tintah, MN; and Bernice (Raymond “Bud”) Barth, Thief River Falls, MN; His brothers: Robert “Bob” (Louise) Schillinger; and Lawrence “Charlie” (Verdella) Schillinger both of Campbell, MN; His brother-in-law: John Korinek, Campbell, MN; His sister-in-law: Priscilla Gilles, Paris, IL; Many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Anna Schillinger; His first wife: Annabelle Schillinger; His oldest daughter: Rebecca Ann Schillinger

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