Emil Schilmoeller, 91, of Remsen, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Emil Schilmoeller was born Jan. 23, 1914, at rural Granville, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Meis) Schilmoeller. Emil was the 10th of 11 children and was raised on a farm south of Granville. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville. On Jan. 23, 1940, he married Elizabeth Staab at Remsen. They farmed near Granville until 1944 when they moved to a farm north east of Remsen where they continued to farm until 1979 when they retired on the farm. In 1982, they moved into Remsen. Elizabeth died July 14, 2003.
On March 1, 2005 Emil moved to Heartland Care Center in Marcus. He had been a resident of the Happy Siesta since Dec. 7, 2005.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau. In addition to farming he enjoyed fishing and bowling as well as spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Betty and Mike Kaschmitter of Spencer and Charlene and Don Bunch of Lenore, Idaho; four sons and their wives, Ronald and Evelyn of Remsen, Gary and Kathy of Orono, Maine, Leon and Jan of Cottage Grove, Minn., Bob and Ruth of Burnsville, Minn.; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Julius, Alban, Ray, Alphonse; and six Sisters, Elizabeth Degen, Henrietta Recker, Mathilda Alesch, Alvina Augustine, Agnes Bunt and Josephine Gentrup.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson and Msgr. Roger Augustine officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in REmsen. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus, all at the funeral home.
Casket Bearers will be Chris and Jim Kaschmitter, Adam, Bill, Brian, Dan and Julie Schilmoeller and Andy Schmidt.