Elmer J. Schill, age 79 of Minto, ND passed away at Lutheran Sunset Home on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Elmer was born on October 19, 1941 in Langdon, ND to the late William and Mary (Kordosieur) Schill. He grew up in Hannah, ND and attended and graduated from St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Langdon, ND. After graduating, Elmer and his brothers farmed together until 1980 in the Hannah area.
Elmer met Shirley Broeffle and they married on September 27, 1980 in Cloquet, MN. Elmer and Shirley moved to Grafton in 1980, where Elmer worked for the Life Skills and Transition Center. In 1997, Elmer and Shirley moved to Minto and he began working for Cenex.
Elmer was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Grafton. He loved to be outdoors and working in their garden. He was a wonderful woodworker and enjoyed making things for his home and family. If there was one thing he loved the most, it would be his grandchildren; he adored being their grandpa.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Shirley; children: Kurt Pierson, Superior, WI; Kim (Lynn) Thorvilson, Seattle, WA; and Karla (Dave) Lund, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Alyssa, Luke, Ian and Ari; siblings: Leona Schneider, Walhalla, ND, Dorothy Saurer, Langdon, ND, Wilfred (Sue) Schill, Langdon, ND, Dennis (Diane) Schill, Langdon, ND, Pat (Dennis) Domagala, Langdon, ND, and Betty (Larry) Otteson, Wisconsin. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary.
Per Elmer’s wishes, there will not be any public services at this time.