Arden L. Schilling, 93

Arden L. Schilling, age 93, of Huntington, died at 10:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Visitation will be from 1:30 – 3:30  p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bailey-Love Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Ray and the Rev. Dr. Marti Lundy officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington County.

Preferred memorials to Peabody Home Foundation/Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

Arden was born on Oct. 3, 1922, in Warren Township in Huntington County, the son of J. Howard and Nova E. (Rusher) Schilling. He graduated from Bippus High School in 1940 and served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. Arden married Jeanette E. Rice on March 23, 1947 in Roanoke; she preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2016. He retired in 2000 after working as a self-employed carpenter for over 60 years. He also worked at Smiley Pole Buildings for five years. 

He was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Huntington, bowling in the church league. He was a past Worshipful Master and secretary of Amity Lodge No.483 F & AM in Huntington.  He was member of Scottish Rite Valley in Fort Wayne and the Senior Golf League at Clear Creek Golf Course in Huntington. 

He is survived by three daughters – Janice (Wayne) Merriman of Hampstead, N.C., Pat (Marc) Gruber of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Sara (Matt) Wilcox of Andrews; one brother – Paul Schilling of Oswego, Ill.; a sister-in-law – Donna Schilling of Warren; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Hugh Schilling, Harold Schilling, Arlo Schilling, and Howard Schilling.

Please sign the online guestbook at Those unable to attend may view the service on the Bailey-Love Mortuary channel at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Arden L. Schilling.


Posted on 2016 Sep 21