Gerald Schilling
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Gerald John "Jack"
1931 - 2018
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Obituary for Gerald John "Jack" Schilling

Gerald John "Jack"  Schilling
Gerald “Jack” John Schilling, 86, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, December 17, 1931 passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home.

Jack was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski. He retired as an Illinois State Trooper. Jack was a State Trooper for 17 years and was promoted to Commander of Division of Criminal Investigation for 11 years. After retiring from the State law enforcement he served as the chief investigator for ADM for 16 years. Jack also served in the Marines and was a Korean War veteran. Jack was a member of the Moose, Elks and Eagles lodges and had many dear friends from the Moose. In his free time, you could find him enjoying time on the golf course, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, and traveling with his dear friend and companion, Marge Von Bokel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Helen Schilling, nee Schwarz; wife, June Schilling, nee Belt; brother, Donald Schilling; and son, Christopher Schilling.

Jack is survived by his son, Stephen (Christine) Schilling of Lincoln, IL; two sisters, Shirley Carriger of Belleville, IL and Betty (Ron) Simmonds of Belleville, IL; dear friend and companion, Marge Von Bokel of Belleville, IL; three grandchildren, Danielle (Andy) Meister, Jace Barnes and Kendall Barnes; three great-grandchildren, Graham, Alma, and Parker; and special friends, Al Hendricks, Mark (Bunny) and Logan Von Bokel, Tom (Jada), Madeline and Olivia Von Bokel.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 333 Salem Pl #165, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 or to an organization of the donors’ choice. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Private graveside services will be held.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.

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