Barbara M. Schiller, 68
July 13, 1949 — Nov. 9, 2017

Barbara Schiller, formerly of McHenry, Ill., and Cedarburg found peace in the evening hours of Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at Silverado in Brookfield. She was 68 years old.

Barb was born in Mason City, Iowa, on July 13, 1949, daughter of Oscar James Olson and Louise Jones Olson. She grew up in Garner, Iowa, and graduated from Garner Hayfield High School in 1967. On Oct. 11, 1975, she married Roger Schiller in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1984, they moved their family to Cedarburg. Barbara was a very active member of Advent Lutheran Church and the Cedarburg Junior Woman’s Club.

In 1997, they moved their family to McHenry, Ill. Barbara worked at Pepper Construction in the Accounts Payable Department until her retirement in 2013. She loved to spend time with her friends, travel and sing in the church choir, but her greatest passion was a lifelong devotion to supporting and caring for her husband and children.

She is survived by her three children: James (Lauren Burke) Schiller of New Berlin, Kara Schiller of Wauwatosa and David Schiller of Champaign, Ill. She is further survived by her stepmother Elaine Olson of Garner, Iowa and six siblings: Jean Elliott of Glendale, James (Barb) Olson of Belgium, Debbie (Wilmer) Tiedemann of May City, Iowa, Roger Olson of Chicago, Bill (Lori) Wreghitt of Ventura, Iowa, and Jennifer Golien of Clear Lake, Iowa, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, and her father, Oscar.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church W63 N642 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI. Pastor Janis Kinens will officiate the service. A time of Gathering will take place at the church on Saturday the 18th from 11 a.m,. until the time of services.

The Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at