Warren Schilder, 78


Warren Schilder went to his eternal home with retirement from the advertising industry, Warren and wife Judy took up historical reenactments, his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the age of 78.

He was a man of integrity, honor and moral strength. Family and friends will miss his sense of humor and his good advice. He taught his sons to love camping and fishing when they were little, but most important, he taught them to make good choices. His youngest grandchildren will miss working with him in the woodshop and flying with him on the computer, and his older grandchildren will fondly remember riding the tractor with him and the wonderful playhouse he constructed for them.

Warren and Judy were charter members of Alliance Bible Church, steering the building committee for the first church. He enjoyed target shooting, hunting and fishing with friends. He was a member of the first graduating class of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and served as school photographer.

Warren was in the Naval Air Reserve from 1952 to 1963 as an aerial photographer and served a year of active duty. After cooking over the fire and braving cold nights in a canvas tent to teach young and old about the fur trade in early Wisconsin.

Until reunited in heaven, he leaves behind his wife, Judy (nee Wenzel); brother, Keith (Inge) of Hot Springs, Ark.; sons, Craig (Carla) of Bolingbrook, Ill., Clay (Chris) and Eric (Amy) of Grafton; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Erin, Peter, Luke, Maria, Tristan and Duncan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials to the VFW or the Wounded Warrior Project are appreciated.

For online condolences please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.