Charles Schill, a resident of Tishomingo, Miss., formerly of Wadena, peacefully passed away on Sept. 27, 2009, in Tupelo, Miss.
He was born on the family farm near Walhalla, N.D., on March 11, 1940, to Walter and Genevieve Schill. He moved to Wadena with his family in February 1952, where he attended Catholic School from sixth through eighth grade. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1958. He served his country as an enlisted soldier in the Army from 1959 to 1962. He drove truck for the majority of his life, first with L.G. Rentz Trucking, then with Polman Transfer for 30 years. He moved to Mississippi in July 1996 where he drove for Kiddy Enterprises for 4.5 years.
Charlie semi-retired in May 1999. He valiantly fought cancer and other health problems for more than 10 years. He loved driving truck so much that even in retirement, he drove when his health would allow. Charlie never knew a stranger, was a master of Canasta, and will be remembered for his love of driving truck, caring for his animals, playing with children, and going to the café for a cup of coffee.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy; son, Chris Schill and wife Tina of Jefferson City, Mo.; his daughters, Paula Anderson and husband Doug of Little Falls, and Rita Grammer and husband Robert of Glen, Miss.; sisters, Betty Neels and husband Lawrence of New York Mills, and Helen Allee and husband Art of Verndale; grandchildren, Derek, Chantelle and Briana Anderson, Jesse and Cole Schill, Melania Isbell, Nadina Daniels, Steffanie Nelson, Ryan, Riley and Lee Grammer; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother (David).