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Larry Schilling

June 21, 1954 — December 15, 2018

Larry Dean Schilling, 64, husband of Terri Schilling, died December 15, 2018 in Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Friends Congregational Church of Christ, with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Aggie Field of Honor in College Station.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Larry D. Schilling was born June 21, 1954 in Brenham to Delphine and Gladys Mertz Schilling. He was baptized in Greenvine, and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. On May 22, 1976, he was married to Terri Borgstedte.

Larry was retired, having spent his life (since he could hold a paint brush) in the construction industry. He began his career as a painter working for his dad, and then for various construction companies. He owned Schilco Construction and Supply. Later, he worked as a senior materials inspector for various engineering companies.

He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M in 1976, with a B.S. in Industrial Ed. Larry was a devoted husband and father. His pride and joy was his daughter, Laura. He attended each and every function she participated in, even on Friday nights, taking Laura and her friends from their volleyball game and rushing to the football game so they could march. He even allowed himself to have make-up applied to his face by a blindfolded 10 year old girl at one of her birthday parties.

An avid hunter using either a gun or bow, he made his final and largest kill, a 10 pt. buck, at his property in San Saba in November of this year. His daughter said it best: “Dad worked so he could hunt.” He shared his love of hunting with many of his buddies. Any item any of them needed on a hunting trip could always be found on Larry’s truck. He was always prepared.

Larry enjoyed life, spending time with his wife and family. Gifted with a great sense of humor, he could always make everyone laugh. Along with his wife and daughter, he traveled to every state in the union except Hawaii – that trip would have taken place in 2019. At the time of his death, he was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Austin.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Terri Schilling of Austin; brother and sister-in-law Glen and Sharon Schilling; sister, Janice Gaskamp; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Helen and Arthur Steele; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ted and Linda Borgstedte, and brother-in-law, Dale Borgstedte. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Schilling in May, 2017; parents, Delphine and Gladys Schilling; Terri’s parents, Theodore and Thekla Borgstedte; sister-in-law Patricia Borgstedte; brother-in-law Eugene Gaskamp; his grandparents, Adolph and Olga Schilling, and Edwin and Hilda Mertz; nephew, John Kettler; Also preceding him in death were great- nephews Hunter, Will, and Colt Graham.

Serving as pallbearers are Robert Borgstedte, Chris Walkoviak, Marcus Gaskamp, Eric Cano, Ronnie Gajeske, Dale Mertz, Henry Hatch, and Dan Mize. Honorary pallbearers are nieces, nephews, and all his hunting buddies.

Memorials may be directed to the Texas A&M Former Students Association.

Funeral arrangements for Larry D. Schilling are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Memorial Oaks Chapel
Brenham, Texas 77833

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 20, 2018
2:00 PM

Friends Congregational Church
2200 Southwood Drive
College Station, Tx

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