Ray Schilling

Ray Schilling, age 76, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Monday, June 17, 2013, at his home.

Memorial Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m.

Military honors by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard.

The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4- 7 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, MN. There will be a parish prayer service Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com

Raymond Alvin Schilling was born on January 8, 1937 in Iona, MN to Jack and Mary (Christensen) Schilling. He attended school at St. Raphael’s in Springfield, MN. After school he served in the United States Navy on the USS Lexington. After serving in the Navy he moved to New Ulm and married Brunilla Lang on September 5, 1959 at St. Raphael’s Church in Springfield, MN. Ray worked at BF Goodrich, Heymann Construction and later started his own business, Ray’s Masonry Construction. He was also part owner of Southside Auto until he retired. Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Shiloh, fishing and riding his cycle.

He is survived by his wife, Brunilla Schilling of Sleepy Eye; daughter, Kelly (Tom) Gutknecht of New Ulm; son, Randy ( Jan) Schilling of Sleepy Eye; 3 grandchildren; Bryan, Brent and Brittany; 4 stepgrandchildren; Jessica, Kelly, Savannah and Corey; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Daiven; stepgreat-granddaughter, Halle; and brother, Leo Schilling of Bainbridge, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Russ Schilling; sister, Joan Snook; and brother, Ed Schilling.

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