Thursday, February 27, 2020

Frank “Bud” Schiller, 92, Owatonna

Frank “Bud Schiller died


Frank Schiller

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Owa- tonna Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church

at Litomysl. Interment followed at the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. The Owatonna Knights of Columbus recited the rosary at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 24.


Born Frank John Schiller on Aug. 14, 1927 in Sum- mit Township, rural Steele County the son of Frank A. and Lydia (Rysavy) Schiller. Bud attended country school at District 95 in Summit Township. He was

drafted into the United States Army in 1946 serving in the Army Infantry division for two years. When Bud returned home from the service, he returned to work on the family farm.

Bud was united in marriage to Rita Snider on June

7, 1951 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Bloom- ing Prairie. The couple made their home on Franks family farm in Summit Township raising six chil- dren. Bud farmed his entire life on the family farm. He retired from farming in 1987 and turned the farm operation to his son John, who is the third-generation farmer on that family farm.

Bud also did carpentry work on the side when he was not farming, building sheds and shingling houses for many years. Bud was a member of the Owatonna Knights of Columbus, Henry Speck Assembly the Owatonna American Legion. His hobbies include woodworking, making crafts to sell at the farmers market, playing cards, playing bingo and traveling.

Bud is survived by his children, Ken (Vesta) Schil- ler of Hope, Kathy (Donald) Miller of Flower Mound, Texas, Mike and (Deb) Schiller of Blooming Prairie, Jerry (Linda) Schiller of Owatonna, Cindy (Bruce) Jensen of Ellendale and John (Lynn) Schiller of Owa- tonna; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters Marianne (Ray) Busho and Dorry (Jim) Kenney both of Owatonna.

Bud is preceded in death by his wife, Rita, two chil- dren, one granddaughter,  one great-grandson  as well as two sisters Martha Johnson and Leona Pogones.

Memorials may be directed to St. Marys School. To more information or to leave a condolence message go





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