Charles Russell Schillinger, 85, of Victor, born to William and Frances (Turnbull) Schillinger Feb. 22, 1930 in Auburn, died on March 12, due to complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Schillinger graduated from Peninsula High School in 1948. After graduation, he joined the Naval Air Reserve and went to active duty in 1953.
He married Patti Ponzoha on May 14, 1954 in Hawaii.
After his honorable discharge in 1955, they moved to the family farm in Victor and have lived there ever since. He was a self-employed logger and Christmas tree farmer, officially retiring in 1995. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 30 years in Victor District No. 5. He was a member of the Elks.
Schillinger is survived by his wife, Patti; daughters Kay (Mark) Harder, Karen (Tom) Johnson and Karla (Greg) Featherstone; grandchildren Tommy and Nick Johnson, Travis (Lori) Harder, Brittni (Aaron) Young and Kyle Featherstone; and four great-grandchildren, Preston and Elise Harder and Peyton and Parker Young.
Schillinger loved to spend time with his family, tending his vegetable garden, golfing, hunting and spending time in their winter house in Pahrump, Nev.
There will be a celebration of life held in his honor on May 9 at 1 p.m. at the Victor Improvement Club.
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