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Donald E. Schiltz

June 21, 1931 — October 7, 2009

Donald E. Schiltz, 78 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA.
    Funeral service will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.  There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.
    Don was born June 21, 1931 at Remsen, IA, the son of Anton & Elizabeth (Diekmann) Schiltz.  He was raised and educated in the Remsen area & graduated from St. Mary Catholic School in 1949.  After school Don farmed with his father and drove truck. 
    On April 13, 1955 Don married Patricia Graff at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. The couple continued farming & Don continued trucking.  Over the years Don had numerous jobs including, ASCS office in LeMars, maintenance for Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen & bus driver fro Remsen School District.  Don entered the Happy Siesta Health Care Center July 5, 2007. 
    Don was a skilled woodworker who designed many treasures for his grandchildren.   He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, softball, dancing, playing cards & loved attending grandchildren’s activities and his family.
Don was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, past member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, past member of St. Mary School Board, original board member of The Remsen Golf Course, Chairman of The Oktoberfest Planning Committee for numerous years, & the Oktoberfest Chior.
    Survivors include; His wife of 54 years Pat of Remsen; Two sons, Mike Schiltz & his wife Heidi of Blue Earth, MN, Russ Schiltz & his wife Monica of St. Louis, MO; Four daughters, Diane Jenson &  her husband Brian of Minneapolis, MN, Sandi Tritz & her husband Jeff, Kathy Loutsch & her husband Gary all of Remsen, Nancy Hepner & her husband Marty of Elizabethtown, KY; 8)Grandsons, Nick Flores & his wife Lauren, Patrick Schiltz, Chad Schiltz & his wife Michelle, Dustin Tritz & his fiancée, Sarah Kohler, Tyler Loutsch & his special friend, Jenna Frederes, Christopher Loutsch, Matthew Hepner, Andrew Schiltz; 7)Granddaughters, Ashley Tritz & her special friend Jordan Vaske, Rebecca Hepner, Hannah Loutsch, Madeline, Natalie & Elaena Schiltz, Maria Schiltz; 2)Great-grandchildren, Kayden Tritz & Dakota Schiltz.  One sister, Mary Ann Hansen of Remsen; One sister-in-law, June Schiltz of Remsen; Numerous Relatives & Friends.
    Preceded by: His Parents; Three grandsons, Matthew, Mark & Brandon Schiltz.  Two brothers, Elmer & his wife Alma Schiltz, Rich Schiltz; Three sisters, Sally & her husband Bob Delperdang, Emily Mae & her husband Leo Ahlers & Irene & her husband Jack Barthole; One brother-in-law, Leonard Hansen.
    Casket Bearers will be his grandsons, Nick Flores, Patrick & Chad Schiltz, Dustin Tritz, Tyler & Christopher Loutsch, Matthew Hepner & Andrew Schiltz.
    A special thank you to The LeMars Hospice & the loving & caring staff of Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
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