Birk Funeral Home
Robert "Bob" Joseph Schilling
(November 2, 1950 - June 16, 2012)
Robert “Bob” Schilling, age 61, of Canby, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Janet Colby officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Birk Funeral Home in Canby and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Canby, Minnesota.
Robert “Bob” Joseph Schilling was born on November 2, 1950 to Caroline (Streff) & Clarence Schilling in Canby, Minnesota. Bob was baptized, confirmed and received his first communion at St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Canby. He graduated from Canby High School in May of 1967. In January 1988, Bob was united in marriage to Sharon (Steinke) Warwick. He was a lifelong resident of Canby.
Bob had worked for Canby Farmers Grain, Larry Braun Trucking of St. Leo, MN, and Independent Oil of Canby. He began working for Viessman Trucking of Gary, SD in 1995 and worked there until his death. Due to his many years of trucking, he was able to see most of the 48 contiguous United States and Canada.
Bob enjoyed fishing, woodworking, home improvement projects and collecting 1:64 scale semi-trucks. Above all else, his greatest joy was the time spent with his grandchildren.
He is lovingly remembered by his two stepdaughters from a previous marriage: Tricia (Rick) Bueltel of Canby and DeAnn (Carl) Conrad of Westbrook, MN; five grandchildren: Collin and Aaron Bueltel of Canby, Erin Conrad of Westbrook, MN, Brittany (Justin) Wulf of Westbrook, MN and Anthony Conrad of Garvin, MN; siblings: Mary (Richard) Simonton of Watertown, SD, Betty (Roger) Tolrud of Brookings, SD, Jim Schilling of San Diego, CA and Sue (Harry) Schilling of Vernon Center, MN; and four nieces and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Joan and Carol.
Blessed be his memory.