Arline Estlund Schill
Arline Estlund Schill passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, IA.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15th, at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Ft. Dodge, IA. Visitation will be held one-hour prior. She will be laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery at Ft. Dodge. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown is caring for Mrs. Schill and her family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Arline was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Robert and Melinda (Pingel) Estlund on April 13, 1927. She graduated from Ft. Dodge High School in 1945 and then attended Stephen’s College in Missouri. On August 12, 1947, Arline was married to Harold Andrew Schill in Ft. Dodge. Their marriage was blessed with six children: twins, Graceanne and Georgeanne, Marthajane, Richard, John and Harold Gus II. They lived in Ft. Dodge for many years, followed by residence in Storm Lake and Muscatine. After Andy’s death, Arline returned to Storm Lake, then Schaller and Union.
Arline was a loving homemaker, creative cook, Bridge and King’s Corner player, P.E.O. president and Elder in The Presbyterian Church. She loved her family and her Christmas tree was decorated solely with pictures of her family. Her selfless compassion throughout her lifetime touched many in times of need.
Arline was preceded in death by her husband, H. Andrew in May 1991; infant daughter, Georgeanne, son-in-law, Jim Bisenius, and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Graceanne (Syd) Beckord, of Sun City, AZ, Jane Bisenius, of Schaller, Rick (Susan) Schill, of Union, John (Chris) Schill, of Union and Gus (Kay) Schill, of Asheville, NC., and grandchildren: Andy, Sara, Marge, Adam, Molly, Zack, Gwyn, Lindsey, Amanda, Matt, Elizabeth, Michael, David and Jonathan, and great-grandchildren: Anna, Mina, Audrey, Ben, Hudson, Jacob, Jasmin, Junior, Brody, Brock, Brayden, Erin, Ella, Ben, Kara, Brooklyn, Grace, Sophia, Claire, Dominic and Luca.