HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- Eugene John Schilz, 77, died Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2007).
He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in McCook to Jacob and Nelly Schilz.
He served in the Marine Corps from 1951 until 1953, and had received the National Defense Service Ribbon. He served in the Reserve until 1959.
He was a member of the Hendersonville VFW Post and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Millie Schilz; four sons, Dave Schilz, Mike and wife, Carol Ann Schilz, Mark and wife, Paula Schilz and Patrick Schilz; daughter, Edith Heyer; two brothers, Bill and Rich Schilz; two sisters, Margaret Heskett and Marie Hampton; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Lake in Hendersonville with the Rev. William Bevington officiating. Burial will follow in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m., today and from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, at Hendersonville Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Hendersonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home of Hendersonville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements,