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Gerald Schill

October 04, 1942 - June 16, 2015

Memorial Service - Saturday

June 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

June 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


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Gerald Schill

October 04, 1942 - June 16, 2015


Gerald Dominic Schill, 72, of Fargo passed away on 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 Gerald held many titles but none as important as ‘Father’.

Gerald and his wife made their home and raised their family in the Langdon/Munich area until 1991 when they moved to Fargo. Gerald 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.

Gerald 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, ND; Dessarae (Scott) Langton of Crary, ND; Ardean (Katie) Schill of Marion, IA; Geraldine (Jeri) Drader of Mandan, ND; Chad (Jen) Schill of Argusville, ND; Evan Schill (Tiffany) of Fargo, ND; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Darlene Girodat of Langdon, ND; 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.

Services will be held at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103 at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M.


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15 responses to “Gerald Schill”

  1. LeeAnn Gilbertson says:

    So sorry to hear or your loss, but heavens gain…
    Gerald and Ruth are special friends, the kind that are rare to find.
    Gerald always had time to listen or tell a joke or talk about family.

    It was a real pleasure to know such a kind hearted person. Carry on Ruth and family, may God help ease your pain.

    LeeAnn Gilbertson (Pioneer)

  2. kaye schill says:

    I am soo sorry to hear about cousin Gerald. I didn’t know him very well, but heard my oldest brother, dale, tell stories. My prayers and blessings are with the whole family. God bless
    love kaye schill and family.

  3. Doug Oksendahl says:

    Sorry to hear that Gerald passed away. He was a good dependable person who went about his job without much fanfare but always was there to help. My condolences to family and friends.

  4. Ron Dow & Family says:

    Gerald touched many peoples’ lives working at Dow Services Inc. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Still to this day I have people asking me about Gerald and say they miss working with him. He will be truly missed by all.

    Ron Dow & Family
    Dow Services Inc.

  5. Jim Nuelle says:

    My deepest sympathys to the Schill family, I always remembertheyears that your family lived on the Knudson Farm, and the Auction preparing when you left the area, moving that trailerhouse into town for the sale. Ardean and Geraldine became good friends with me, and I enjoyed having Ardean helping me on the farm as he was like a little brother to me, such great times.

  6. Vicki Heiler says:

    My heart just goes out to Aunt Ruth and all the kids. I wish there was something I could do or say to make it easier, but I know there isn’t. God Bless and I will see you on Saturday and look forward to sharing in Geralds’ celebration of life.

  7. Ben and Jan Nuelle says:

    Our sympathy to Gerald’s wife and family! You were great neigbors!

  8. Dale Schill says:

    Ruth and family, really sorry to hear about Gearld, we go along way back, way back, He was really one of my first best freind , we did a lot and went through together , again my sympthy to all of you.

  9. Faith Dufault says:

    Dear Ruth—- am so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Please know I will keep him and you close in thought and prayers. My sincerest sympathy, Faith

  10. Linda Wirth says:

    Ruth and family, you have lost a loved one in life but he will always be with you in spirit, may you all find peace in all the loving memories

  11. Arlene Hoffarth says:

    So sorry to her about Gerald’s passing. I had not seen him for many years but thought about his family often. God Bless

  12. Shari Skeldum says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of such a wonderful man. His smile will be with me always.


  13. JoAnn Oxton says:

    Dear Ruth, Rodney and I want to express our sympathy to you and your family. Gerald was a very kind and gentle man. Always did a good job. Sincerely, JoAnn and Rodney

  14. Bonnie says:

    Our sympathy to Ruth and family. Gerald was a very nice man.

    Pete and Bonnie Hell

  15. Amandeep Wahla says:

    Gerald (Dada (as we used to call him lovingly); which means Grand Father in Hindi) was a very hard working, loving, and caring human being. We were a bunch of guys who were always creating trouble for Dada and Dadi (Dadi means Grand Mother) and they were always there to help us. We always used to see Dada working hard, taking care of his responsibilities and enjoying all the stuff that he used to do.

    It is sad to know about his demise 🙁 He was very close to our heart. We will always miss him!

    I will keep him in my prayers. I am sure God is taking good care of him.


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