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Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Trinity Lutheran Church
Midland, South Dakota

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, South Dakota.



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In memory of

Miriam Schilling

of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Midland, South Dakota, died on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette at the age of 78

Miriam was born on July 11, 1939 to Wilmer and Myrna (Boal) Abel in Pierre, SD. She attended school in Presho, Murdo, and later graduated high school from Midland.

On October 4, 1959 she was united in marriage to Ivan Schilling in Pierre. From this union came three children: Camilla, Craig and Carmelita.

Miriam and Ivan owned the Standard Oil Gas Station and Café in Midland for numerous years where they both worked. When they sold the station Miriam became a stay at home mom. They later opened a repair shop on the property south of their home in Midland. After becoming a stay at home mom, Miriam was a very active member of the community. If you needed a volunteer Miriam would always be there. She also was a substitute teacher at the school and helped in the kitchen. She will always be remembered for her “Spanish” hamburgers at the Midland School events. She also belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland where she was an active member.

In June 2009, Ivan and Miriam moved to Gillette, Wyoming to be closer to all their children and grandchildren. Even though they moved from Midland, she still stayed in contact with many dear friends in Midland.

Miriam is survived by her husband, Ivan of Gillette; three children, Camilla Henle, Craig (Laura) Schilling and Carmelita (Will) Colby all of Gillette; seven grandchildren, Brandon Allee of Gillette; Deann (Brent) Kepler of Princeton, LA; Casey Schilling of Gillette; Kennedy Schilling of Parkston, SD; Mikey Dahmer of Gillette; Wiatt Colby of Gillette; and Koltin Colby of Gillette; five great-grandchildren, Sabrina Allee of Gillette; Greysen & Sawyer Kepler of Princeton, LA; Hayden & Daxton Schilling of Parkston, SD; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Wilmer and Myrna Abel, sister Kay Payne, brother Robert Abel, and grandson Patrick Dahmer.

A visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, SD

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, SD.

Burial will take place on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.

  • Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Miriam Schilling. Miriam's enthusiasm and her willingness to help out in any situation, her kindness and caring were a real part of who Miriam was. Were sorry to miss the funeral service Was at Mitchell getting acquainted with our new baby grandson. May you feel God's presence in the days ahead. ~ Jerry & Sonia Nemec Midland, SD (8/5/2017)
  • Daughter of Frank & Floriene ~ Linda Schwalm Bowman Pierre, SD (8/4/2017)
  • Dear Ivan and Family, I was completely shocked to hear of Miriam's passing! Please accept our sincere condolences. I shall always remember the times we had together, in business and pleasure. God Bless you in this time. Christian Love, Dick and Mary Horkey ~ Dick Horkey Rapid City, SD (8/4/2017)
  • Ivan and family: Miriam, she was a special lady of faith and full of love for everyone and everything. I will cherish my memories of her. I pray God to give you peace and comfort in your memories. ~ Dorothy Paulson Hayes, SD (8/4/2017)
  • My condolences to you and the family at your loss. ~ Karla Mannhalter Murdo, SD (8/3/2017)
  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. ~ EJ Engelhaupt Gillette WY (8/3/2017)
  • We knew Miriam for many years and always found her with a smile and a big hello. She had a winning personality and will be missed. Thinking of all her family and wishing for God's peace to cover each of you! ~ Larry and Vicki Neiderworder Philip (8/2/2017)
  • We extend out Deepest Sympathy to Ivan and Family. Miriam was a classmate of mine in Murdo. Thoughts and Prayers to the family! ~ Rosetta & Lloyd Royer Waukee Iowa (8/2/2017)
  • So very sorry for your loss. ~ Deb Olney Kadoka, SD (8/2/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss Craig. Linda's and my prayers are with you and your family. ~ Jeff Iverson Lake Andes, SD (8/2/2017)
  • I always enjoyed visiting with Miriam as a kid. Such a kind heart. She will be missed. Praying for peace for all of you at this time. ~ Britney (Sinkey) VanderMay New Underwood, SD (8/2/2017)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with yo all. So sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need anything at all. ~ Shelli Lind Gillette WY (8/2/2017)
  • Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all ~ John Moss Gillette (8/2/2017)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Will and Lorraine Freeman Norfolk, Nebraska (8/2/2017)
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Miriam was a wonderful lady with a huge heart. God's blessing to you all. ~ Kathy Larson LaDue Anamosa, IA (8/2/2017)
  • Ivan and family, Sorry to hear of Miriam's passing. Prayers and thoughts for all of you. Thoughts and prayers from Ora also. ~ Janice (Parker) Turcott Mena, Arkansas (8/1/2017)
  • Will always remember this lady... She will hold a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace Miriam... ~ Lynnette Schilling Mitchell SD (8/1/2017)
  • Was so sorry to hear that we lost a very special lady. Ivan you and Miriam will alway be a special part of my younger years. My prayers are with your family. ~ Betty haerer Wall (8/1/2017)
  • Ivan and family, So sorry to read about Miriam, special lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her at the Silverleaf and Nursing Home. Keep the memories close. ~ Karen Snyder Philip, SD (8/1/2017)