Rossanne Schilz

Rossanne S. Schilz

Saturday, February 7th, 1942 - Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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Rossanne Sylvia Schilz, 77 of Scottsbluff and longtime resident of Atkinson, NE passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Denver, CO after a brief illness. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Craig Collins officiating. A memorial service in Atkinson, NE will be held May 25, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Atkinson with Father Randy Goeke officiating with inurnment following at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday to sign Rossanne’s register book and drop off condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family for future designation. You may view Rossanne’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC in Sidney, NE is assisting the Schilz family.
Rossanne Sylvia Hale was born February 7th, 1942 to Irene and Clifton Hale in Hay Springs, NE. She lived in Hay Springs on their family farm until she met the love of her life, Roland Hilary Schilz. The two attended college at Chadron State College together and were married in Chadron on August 27th, 1960. Together they had two children. They welcomed their daughter, Deborah, on May 24th, 1961 and their son, Timothy, on June 10th, 1975.
Rossanne was known for her generous spirit and her strong faith in God. She spent nearly 20 years of her life serving the Lord as a pianist at the First United Methodist Church in Atkinson, NE. She had a strong love for music, reading, and especially liked going to the movies. Above all else Rossanne loved her family, especially her granddaughters and great-grandson.
Rossanne is survived by her daughter Deborah Surber and husband Wyatt of Scottsbluff, NE, son Timothy Schilz and wife Tina of Duncan, NE, her grandchildren Riley Stahlecker of Knoxville, TN, Taylor Wills and husband Quintin of Potter, NE, and Jordyn Surber and great-grandson Kamren both of Laramie, WY. She is also survived by her brother Edwin Hale and wife Gloria of Douglas, WY as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
Rossanne was preceded in death by her husband Roland Schilz and longtime feline companion Skeeter, her parents Irene and Clifton Hale, and brother Jerry Hale.
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 10:30am
    First United Methodist Church -- Atkinson
    210 South Williams
    ATKINSON, NE 68713
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Randy Goeke
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Atkinson, NE


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d ryan

Posted at 01:01pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers, cherish your memories.
Dennis & Roxanne Salyers Ryan and family

Wyatt Surber

Posted at 10:31pm
Rossanne was a wonderful person, she was a warm, caring and compassionate individual. She adored her granddaughters and was extremely proud of them. She loved spending time with them and was very patient and understanding with them. I seldom if ever heard her raise her voice with them or with anyone else for that matter. She was the epitome of what a grandma should be. I know that Taylor, Jordyn and Riley all miss her lots as does everyone who knew her. Rossanne, your memory will be eternal in my heart

Nancey Chaney

Posted at 10:57am
Tim I am sorry to hear and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancey Chaney (Todd's mom)

The Chaneys

Posted at 07:08pm
Our warmest condolences,
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