Jeffrey Fredric Schill

March 05, 1950 - June 14, 2022


Obituary For Jeffrey Fredric Schill

Columbia, MO – Jeffrey Fredric Schill, age 72, passed away on June 14, 2022 while visiting his daughter and granddaughters in Wisconsin. Born on March 5, 1950 in St. Louis to Eugene and Loretta Schill (née Gieselman), Jeff graduated high school from McCluer in Florissant, MO in 1968 and attended 7 years of college at the University of Missouri Columbia, eventually graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology. Those extra college years he said were for socialization, but he did love the pursuit of knowledge. He was always quick with an odd fact or detail about the ordinary or not so ordinary.Jeff spent the rest of his life in Columbia, working his way up, ultimately becoming the Pathology Lab Manager at the University Hospital, retiring after over 40 years. He kept himself busy working, parenting his daughter, finding a deal, pitching softball, golfing, hunting, and occasionally not being grumpy. He thought the world of his family, especially his grandkids and who in turn thought the world of their Papa Jeff. His greatest achievement if you asked him, outside of creating a wonderful daughter, was likely his hole in one or bagging the trophy deer hanging on his wall.For those of you who knew Jeff well, you’ll know he didn’t like a few things, chief of all, notoriety and spending money. So, if you do run into Jeff in another life, please don’t tell him we paid for an obituary to be put in the newspaper. It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that there won’t be a formal service. Instead, there are plans to spread his ashes in the places he loved most, his farm and favorite fishing grounds.He is survived by his daughter Maddie and son-in-law Andy Meyer, and granddaughters Winnie and Lola, his brother Gene Schill and his wife Barb O’Donnell-Schill, and his former wife Bonnie Allard.In lieu of flowers, just remember to follow Bob Dylan’s advice and stay forever young.To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

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  • 08/08/2022

  • 07/18/2022

    I remember all the good times of playing cards and visiting with you and Bonnie on weekends. We always had fun. You were a good friend to Guy and me. You will be missed. Fly High, my Friend.

  • 06/30/2022

    Well I need to correct myself. I was 17 at Uncle Jeff and Aunt Bonnie's wedding. I got to sit at the adult table and it sure was fun! I will always remember how nice Uncle Jeff was to me, he had boisterous laugh, and always made you feel comfortable and welcome!

  • 06/29/2022

    Uncle Jeff was always nice to me and interested and asking me about my photography. I will always happily remember the fun times visiting Uncle Jeff and Aunt Bonnie for holidays. When they were married I was 14 and got to sit at their table. Jeff never let my wine glass go empty:)

  • 06/25/2022

    "unscathed by the schlock" Godspeed Jeff All travel mercies.

  • 06/24/2022

    A wonderful friend, father and grandfather! He always enjoyed his solitude, but in good Bagworm fashion I interrupted that often. He taught me golf, though I was terrible at it. AMF

  • 06/24/2022

    Gonna change my way of thinking, Make myself a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward, And stop being influenced by fools. - Bob Dylan, ------------------------------------- AMF you old Bagworm and old friend.

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