Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dan Edward Schilling

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dan Edward Schilling, 88, of Shawnee, Kan., went to be with his Lord on Dec. 3, 2016, at Shawnee Mission Hospital. He was born Nov. 16, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Leo and Ina (Bridges) Schilling.

Dan Schilling

He graduated from Wichita North High School in 1946. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1951 from the University of Wichita and earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1977 from Northwest Missouri State University.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and served for 32 years, including posts in Korea, Germany and Battalion Command in Vietnam. He was also stationed at the Pentagon, ending his military career at Fort Leavenworth in 1978. Following retirement he was the business officer for the Fort Leavenworth School District until 1990.

Dan also served his community as a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church, Rotary Club of Leavenworth, the board of the American Red Cross and the Master Gardeners Association.

There was none more devoted to family than Dan. He married Norma Lee Greene on March 6, 1948. She preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don; a sister, Kay Gilson Perks; and a grandson, Adam Snodgrass

On March 23, 2001, Dan married Shirley (Smoll) Mack of Shawnee, Kan., a former friend from high school. She survives at the home. They filled their days with traveling, visiting friends and family, gardening and fishing. Dan is also survived by a son, Dan Edward Jr. (Mary) of Leavenworth, Kan., and two daughters, Linda Ruth (Chris) Snodgrass of Bismarck, Ark., and Judith Ann Gray of Pittsville, Md.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Ann (Don) Waldeier of Grant City, Mo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leavenworth Rotary Club Foundation, P. O. Box 605, Leavenworth, Kan. 66048.