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Vernon H. Schilf

Obituary for Vernon H. Schilf

May 26, 1955 - May 6, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 65

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend


Vernon Henry Schilf, age 65 of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 in Marshfield, WI surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 26, 1955 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry and Blanche Schilf. On September 6, 1975, Vern married the love of his life, Pamela Schuring, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. 

Vern was a devout Christian. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry, IL. He retired recently after working over 30 years for the Palatine Park District.  Vern loved coaching baseball and watching all the games at the McHenry VFW where he made many lifelong friends. He also loved traveling, especially to Aruba, many of our National Parks, and his favorite place - Lublin, WI with his family and friends. He shared his love of fishing,
hunting, nature and of course, ice cream with his grandchildren. Vern was a generous, sweet,  give you the "shirt off his back"  kind of guy!

He is survived by his wife, Pamela, his son, Brian (Emily) Schilf of Wonder Lake, IL, his daughter, Katie (Cory) Gerstung of McHenry, IL, 4 grandchildren, Kenadee and Jaymeson  Gerstung, Lukas and Elise Schilf, sister, Carol Schilf, brothers, David (Debra) Schilf and Warren (Gwyneth) Schilf, mother-in-law Mary Schuring, brother-in-law Michael (Toby) Schuring and many nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Blanche Schilf, father-in-law Donald Schuring and brother Duane Schilf.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL.  Funeral Service will follow immediately at 11:30 am and be conducted by Pastor Warren Schilf and Associate Pastor Donald Antor. Service will be live-streamed at 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Vern's name to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St, McHenry, IL 60050 or Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067.

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McHenry, IL 60050
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