William Anthony Schilder

February 4 1937 - July 15 2021

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Funeral Service
Wednesday July 21st 2021 at 11:00 am

St. Mary Catholic Church(Chilliocothe)
61 South Paint Street
Chillicothe , Ohio 45601


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William "Bill" Anthony Schilder, also known and loved as "Irish Willy", was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on February 4, 1937, to William H. Schilder and Esther Veronica Schilder and passed on Thursday, July 15, 2021. He grew up in Chillicothe with his three siblings, Theresa, Jane, and Jim. Bill was a ferocious sports lover and a lifelong Notre Dame fan, starting when his parents took him to South Bend in his childhood. He was a dedicated father to his eight beautiful children, whom he had with his first wife Maryann: Erin, Eric, Greg, Timothy, Suzanne, Phillip, Amy, and Allison. Bill instilled his passion for sports, teamwork, and perseverance in all his children. He was always there to coach their sports teams and support them in any competition, cheering them in victory and offering
a shoulder to cry on in defeat. He gave this gift to the broader world as "Irish Willy", the most loyal cheerleader Notre Dame ever had. Bill was also a born salesman, someone who naturally loved talking with people, learning about them, learning about everything, and he could sell just about anything to anyone. Bill left the world peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, surrounded by his children and,
of course, listening to the Notre Dame fight song. He is survived by all eight of his children, his first wife Maryann, and his siblings Jane and Jim. He has gone on to join his wife Sonia, his mother and father, and his sister Theresa, and his family can feel all their Irish eyes smiling down upon them.
William Schilder's service will be held in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 21, at St. Mary's Church at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by a graveside service at St. Margaret's cemetery. Afterward, his family and loved ones will be hosting a celebration of life at Jerry's Pizza West in Chillicothe. Everyone who knew Bill knows that he loved three things above all: family, Notre Dame sports, and pizza. Please join us at Jerry's to celebrate this all-time great father, husband, grandfather, brother, and Irish cheerleader. Bill was one of a kind and there will never be another like him, but
his spirit lives in his family and if there's one thing we can say for sure, it's that he epitomized the "Fighting Irish" spirit. "It's game day. That's what it's all about".

Condolences for William Anthony Schilder

From : Sandy Blanchard
To : The Entire Schilder Family
Date: July 18th 2021

Suzanne and Schilder Family I'm so sad to hear of Bill passing. He was and will always be a devoted father, Irishman and remembered by so many! May the Lord keep you close in this time. R.I.P. Bill keep those Irish embers burning in Heaven!
From : Lisa Whisner Barnes
To : The Schilder family
Date: July 18th 2021

I extend my deepest sympathy for your loss my prayers are with your entire family. RIP %uD83C%uDF40
From : your Irish twin Jane
To : william a schilder
Date: July 19th 2021

Blessings on this Schilder family. Brother Bill's pride and joy. Every one of his children was his favorite!
always ready for another adventure, always full of surprises. Too many treasured memories, some so outlandish, so lovable, so special, we knew there was a bit of magic in this special leprechaun...

From : The Corbett Family
To : The Schilder Family
Date: July 20th 2021

Hoping all the fond memories of your Father brings a smile to your face. Sorry I won't be able to make it to the funeral. But we will catch up with all of you soon. With Love, Martha, Ray, Andy, Tommy and Mary
From : Celia
To : The Schilder Crew, Mary Ann, Jane, & Jim
Date: July 21st 2021

With deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss and also remember the life and fond memories of Bill. May God comfort and keep you during this time and always.