Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Ruth “Jo” Schilling
April 13, 1930 - January 22, 2018 (Age 87)
Watertown, WI
Service: January 27, 2018
Ruth “Jo” Schilling
Ruth “Jo” Schilling, age 87, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Watertown Regional Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Miro Mannisto and Father Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will take place at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials would be appreciated to St. Henry Catholic Church or to the Watertown Food Pantry. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Ruth Joan Faber was born on April 13, 1930 in Bear Valley, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gerald and Bertilla (nee Schmitz) Faber. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School and Bear Valley High School. On May 13, 1958 she was united in marriage to Paul W. Schilling. Paul preceded her in death on October 23, 2016. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Jo had been employed at General Telephone, Douglas Grade School and St. Henry’s Church. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packer fan. She loved to read, sew, solve crossword puzzles and make fresh bread every week.
Jo is survived by six children; Doug (Patti) Schilling and Dan (Laurie) Schilling, both of Watertown, Kathy (Mike) Schilling-Kressin of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeff (Amy) Schilling of Mayville, Marc (Chris) Schilling of Watertown and Ellen (Dana) Balicki of Geneva, IL, twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; sister, Pauline Dobson; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was further preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Oscar and Alma Schilling; sisters, Jane (Gordon) Schwartz, Edith Fargen, Katherine Ann (Tommy) Fargen and Marge (Larry) Parkhurst; brothers, Philip Faber and Larry Faber; sisters-in-law, Helen (Bob) Meyer and Eunice (Jerry) Wheeler.
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