A funeral service was held at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo on Saturday, June 20, 2015 for Gerald Dominic Schill, 72, of Fargo.
Posted on 6/26/15
He died Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Gerald was the first of five children, born to Eileen and Stanley Schill, on October 4, 1942 in the rural Langdon area. It was this time on the farm that his strong work ethic was fostered. In February of 1963 he met Ruth Adrian and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. On July 1, 1964 they were joined in marriage. Over the next 50 years he held many titles but none as important as ‘Father’. He and his wife made their home and raised their family in the Langdon/Munich area until 1991 when they moved to Fargo. He was employed by Dow Services working in the Pioneer Mutual Life Building doing miscellaneous maintenance for Blue Cross & Blue Shield and other businesses in the building. He spent his free time attending the activities of his family, even if it was not first on his list. His exterior may have been gruff, however, inside was a soft gentle man. He was a very simple man that wanted very little from life other than happiness for everyone he came in contact with.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth; his children: Bonnie Zettler of Bismarck; Dessarae (Scott) Langton of Crary; Ardean (Katie) Schill of Marion, Iowa; Geraldine (Jeri) Drader of Mandan; Chad (Jen) Schill of Argusville; Evan Schill (Tiffany) of Fargo; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Darlene Girodat of Langdon; and brother Ronald (Lenna) Schill of Maida, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Allen; sister Lois Benoit; brothers-in-law Clifford Girodat, Robert Benoit, Loyegene Adrian, James Adrian, and sisters-in-law Velva Schmiess and Kathy Schill.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.