George Schild, 89, of Norwalk, died Monday, July 2, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk.
He was born March 26, 1918, in Peru Township, Huron County, to Harry and Mabel Schild, now deceased. He was a 1936 Monroeville High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45 with the 6th Armored Division under George S. Patton during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star for The Battle of Bastogne, or The Battle of the Bulge. After the war, George started Schild's Food Town in Monroeville. Nine years later he moved the business to Norwalk and opened Schild's IGA Foodliner. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Norwalk. He pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Minor Leagues and truly enjoyed baseball, harness racing and the grocery business. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Ohio State sports and especially the Monroeville Eagles and his grandson's Norwalk St. Paul Flyers. He would spend winters in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
He was a member of Norwalk VFW 2743; Monroeville American Legion Post 547, serving two terms as post commander; Norwalk American Legion Post 41; Monroeville Roby Lodge 534 F.&A.M.; Norwalk Moose Lodge 1248; Norwalk Elks Lodge 730; and the Huron Yacht Club.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Marian Braun Schild of Norwalk; two grandsons, Andrew and Matthew; his sister, Alice Ringholz of Monroeville; brothers, Robert Schild of Powell, Ohio, and Donald Schild of North Eaton, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma R. (White) Schild; his parents; his sister, Myrtle Dirringer; and his brother, James Schild.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, and from 10 a.m. Friday until funeral service at 11 a.m. in St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The Rev. Fred Wiechers, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857 or to St. Paul Faithful Stewards of Tomorrow, St. Paul Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com