John D. Schillinger, 85, of Moline, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Rich McReynolds officiated. Burial followed at the Colbert Cemetery, in rural Geneseo. A visitation was one hour (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Viola United Methodist Church.

John D. Schillinger, 85, of Moline, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Rich McReynolds officiated. Burial followed at the Colbert Cemetery, in rural Geneseo. A visitation was one hour (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Viola United Methodist Church.

John was born on Aug. 10, 1932, in a farm home in rural Henry County, the son of Ferd and Grace (Kilby) Schillinger, the second son in a family of six. He graduated from Orion High School and farmed with his brother, Joe, until he was drafted into the Army. John is a proud veteran of the United States Army. During his time in the service, he learned to pilot planes at Fort Sill, Okla. He married Judy McLean in 1959; the couple was blessed with five children before they separated. Judy preceded him in death in 1998. John later married Thelma Millsap on Aug. 8, 1976. Thelma also preceded him in death in 2010. After his time in the service, he owned and operated a portable ready mix business. John later purchased a feed and fertilizer business in Viola, which he eventually sold to purchase Viola Materials. John was an independent concrete man and later worked for cement contractors in the Chicago area, which allowed him to travel to Florida to build ocean barriers in the Keys. Fishing and piloting his Cessna air craft were his passions. He also enjoyed going fly-fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Randy (Vicki) Schillinger, of Moline; Mark D. Schillinger, of McHenry; Shawn (Melissa) Schillinger, of Cordova; and Shane (Jenny) Schillinger, of Rapids City, Iowa; daughter, Renae (fiance Dan Ziegler) Schillinger, of Floodwood, Minn.; and nine grandchildren. John also is survived by his brother, Richard (Diane) Schillinger, of Lynn Center; and sisters, Carol (Bob) Reese, of Cordova; Sharon (Lawrence) Pirkl, of Colona; and Sunny (Jim) Moorhusen, of Cordova; and sister-in-law, Margo Schillinger, of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferd and Grace; wives, Thelma and Judy; and one brother, Joe Schillinger.