Dewey Schilling, age 84, of Norfolk, Nebraska, and formerly of Manning, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Norfolk Veterans' Home.
Funeral service for Dewey D. Schilling, 84, of Norfolk will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Terry Buol officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, prior to the service. Dewey died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
A funeral service will also be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, Iowa, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment with military rites will be held at the Manning Cemetery, Manning, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Born April 17, 1935, in Aspinwall, Iowa, Dewey was the son
of John and Emma (Schroeder) Schilling. He attended grade school in Aspinwall where he graduated from the eighth grade and
then went to work.
Dewey served in the U.S. Army from January 14, 1958, to January 12, 1960. He moved to Norfolk in 1966. Dewey had his own operation of corn shelling known as "Schilling Shelling" and went by the motto "you yell, we shell."> Dewey drove truck for Conoco Oil for 26 years, and then later for Vulcraft for 14 years.
Dewey enjoyed fishing, hunting, prairie chicken hunting in western Nebraska and making his own whiskey and wine. He was a member of the Norfolk American Legion and Norfolk VFW.
Survivors include a brother, Ronald (Susan) Schilling of Manning, Iowa, and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Alvin, Robert, and Roy.
Casket bearers will be Gordy Kyriss, Shane Siecke, Tony Siecke, Eric Siecke, Heath Henery, and Randy Anderson.
From the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial book
Dewey Dean Schilling was born April 17, 1935, to John and Emma Schroeder Schilling at the family home in Aspinwall. He attended the Aspinwall School, and graduated from the eighth grade.
Dewey entered the Army in January of 1958 and was discharged in January of 1960. After his military duty, he drove truck for various individuals in the Aspinwall and Manning area. In 1961, Dewey bought a corn sheller and operated this until April of 1967. In the spring of 1967, Dewey went back to trucking and moved to Nebraska.
At the present time Dewey lives in Norfolk, Nebraska and drives a gas transport for Conoco.
JOHN AND EMMA SCHILLING
John Schilling was born in Mosalem Township, Dubuque County, December 10, 1892, the tenth of 14 children born to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Girst) Schilling. He attended school in the Dubuque area, and came to Crawford County as a young man.
In 1914 he and two other area men journeyed to Montana; John filed his claim to homestead 240 acres of land between Symatra and Myers, Montana. In 1915, he settled there to make improvements on the land and to start his claim. John lived on his homestead until 1918 when he obtained his Deed and Abstract. From Montana, John was drafted into the Army July 4, 1918, and he was inducted at Camp Lewis, Washington. He was discharged on September 17, 1919, and after his military service, John sold his homestead in Montana and arrived in Lake City to work. A few years later, he came to the Westside and Aspinwall area to work as a hired man.
It was here that John met Emma Schroeder, daughter of Louis and Mary (Lemster) Schroeder. Emma was born August 27, 1905 in Iowa Township, on the farm that is presently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vennink. John and Emma were married November 21, 1923. The couple farmed a few years around Aspinwall and later moved into town.
John worked at various jobs, such as well digging, custom butchering and carpenter work. He was on the town council for a number of years and also served on the school board.
John and Emma are the parents of five sons, Alvin of Aspinwall, Robert of Kimberling City, Missouri, Roy of Aspinwall, Dewey of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Ronald of Aspinwall.
John passed away November 7, 1968. Emma, who came with her parents to Aspinwall at the age of three, has lived in town all her life, except for a few years when she was first married. She still maintains her home in Aspinwall today.