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Karl E. Schillig Jr.
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Obituary for Karl E. Schillig Jr.

Karl E. Schillig Jr, 82, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 5th.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 AM, Monday, June 11th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Steven Witt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Joseph’s Cemetery or the Church.
Karl was born October 22, 1935 in Iowa City, the son of Karl E. and Elizabeth “Betty” Grady Schillig Sr. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and attended the University of Iowa. Karl served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958. On August 11, 1960 Karl married Kay Buster at St. Mary’s Church.
Karl was the chief operator at the University of Iowa Oakdale Heating Plant, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and Hawkeye sports.
Karl is survived by his four children, Doug Schillig of Aurora, IL, Teresa (Steve) Bayer of Ridgecrest, CA, Kim Schillig of North Liberty and Lisa (Todd) Jacobson of Iowa City; two sisters, Susan (Joel) Murdock of Fruitland, IA and Elizabeth (Thomas) Hrubik of Moore, OK; and his grandson, Levi Bayer; and former spouse, Kay of Iowa City.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rolland and Steve.
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Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





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St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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