Clarence J. Schillig

November 9, 1928-January 26, 2020


January 28, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Clarence J. Schillig, age 91, of Westphalia, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Sunset Manor, Waverly. 

Clarence Schillig

He was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Westphalia. Clarence was the second of four children born to Omer and Frances (Schulte) Schillig. He was a lifetime resident of Westphalia, graduating from Westphalia High School with the class of 1947. Following high school Clarence served in the U.S. Army, returning to Westphalia after he was honorably discharged. On June 28, 1955, Clarence married Shirley Ann Oswald at the St. Teresa Catholic Church in Westphalia. They were the parents of three sons and two daughters. Clarence farmed throughout his lifetime, he also drove a school bus for USD 365 for 37 years. 

Clarence was a member of the St. Teresa Catholic Church, Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Westphalia Lions Club, and the St. Teresa Cemetery Committee. 

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley, on October 26, 2016, son, David, on August 17, 1965; and two sisters, Dorothy Dieker and husband, Wilfred, and Sharon Miller and husband, Willis; sister-in-law, Irene Hoover and husband, Craig. 

He is survived by two sons, Terry Schillig and Ken Schillig and wife, Tammra, of Westphalia; two daughters, Diane Starr and husband, Mike, and Karen Hastert and husband, Brad, of Emporia, Kansas; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Goodwin and husband, Preston, of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; sister-in-law, Donna Dieker and husband Tom of Westphalia; and many nieces and nephews, and family and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Westphalia. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Teresa Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Teresa Church with visitation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church or to Sunset Manor and may be left in care of the funeral home. You may send your condolences to the family at 


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