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Edward G. Schiller, Sr.

Posted January 15, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

January 13, 2013 – January 13, 2013

Edward Schiller

Edward Schiller

Edward G. Schiller, Sr, 94, passed into heaven Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Ed was born August 23, 1918 in Aurora, IL to John and Margaret (Wermes) Schiller. He married Bette J. Brown in 1938 in South Bend, IN. The couple moved to Des Moines in 1946. Ed was the owner and operator of Schiller Opticians until his retirement in 1979. He finished his optical career at Parkway Optical in West Des Moines. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and proudly served his community through Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, Dowling Club, Bishop Drumm Guild, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Score.

Survivors include his children: Ronald (Cheryl) Schiller of Clive, Michael Schiller of Gardenerville, NV, Edward (Debra) Schiller of Norwalk; eleven grandchildren; seven+ great grandchildren; sister, Clarice (George) Pearce of Oswego, IL. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, several siblings, wife Bette, daughter Annette and son Jimmy.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Westover Funeral Home where a Vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church Foundation, Mercy Hospice, Dowling Catholic High School or Deerfield Retirement Community. On line condolences may be made at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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