Gerald Nicholas Schilz
Birth date: April 6, 1935
Death date: June 21, 2012
Hit his final home run at Aurora Memorial Hospital in Burlington on June 21, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry married Nancy Ann Robers on September 29th 1956.
He is the father of Margaret (Ernst) Schilz-Klotz, Robert (Diane) Schilz, Jacquelyn (Blane) Schneider and Jean (Dennis) Poepping; grandfather to Keena and Britte Schneider, Olivia and Nicholas Poepping, Holly Schilz and Susanne Klotz: brother to Jack Reesman and Kenneth (Pat) Reesman.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas Schilz, Colette and Leo Reesman, father and mother-in-law Henry and Clara Robers; step-brother James Reesman; sister-in-law Von Reesman and niece Tracey Reesman.
Jerry was a City of Burlington volunteer fireman from 1959 until 1977 when he became the cityís first fire inspector. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1997.
Jerry enjoyed baseball. He played hardball for 10 years after high school and then started the Menís softball league in Burlington. He also coached youth hardball for many years and was an avid Brewers fan.
He greatly enjoyed his family, grandchildren and many friends throughout the area. Jerry enjoyed watching horserace's and further enjoyed traveling to his camper up north and spending time fishing.
Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Monday July 2 from 3:00PM until 6:15PM at the Schuette-Daniels Family Funeral Home.
A Memorial Mass will take place on Monday July 2, 2012 at 7:00PM at St. Maryís Catholic Church with Rev. James Volkert officiating.