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Ken Schilling (Dresser-Roots) - Class of 2010 VIEW PROFILE


Kenneth L. Schilling 
January 16, 1939 – November 20, 2010
Ken's battle with cancer ended when he passed away November 20, 2010, at home in Tigard, Oregon.  An industrial air specialist, he worked for Rogers Machinery of Tigard, and Dresser-Roots of Connersville, Ind.  Ken served four years in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Broadmoor Bums golf group and Sunset HOG Harley group.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna; son, Ken (wife, Susan); daughter, Dawn Luttrell; granddaughters, Leigha and Jasmine Luttrell and Kensy Schilling; and sisters, Diane King, Delores Vassallo, and Norma Schilling.   His parents, Lester and Anna Schilling; and sister, JoAn Hughes, preceded him in death.  Ken's ashes will be interred during a graveside gathering in the spring of 2011 in White Salmon, Washington.  Remembrances may be made to Compassion & Choices of Oregon, or the American Cancer Society.  Please sign the guest book at or send Ken’s wife Donna a note directly via E-mail to:

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12/08/10 11:54 PM #1    

Pat Marks (Maintenance Supervisor Mechanical) (2010)

Ken Schilling was a meticulous, caring, and direct person who took a special interest in our mill in general, and particular in our Dresser-Roots vacuum blowers. These blowers were a very integral part of our #3 paper machine operation.   Ken, when he was in our mill, was a part of our paper maintenance crew.  Ken took part in our daily safety meetings and was quick to criticize and to compliment both the production and maintenance crews.  When there was a problem with our blower system Ken would always be glad to help get us back into production.  I remember that Ken made sure that we had the phone numbers of all his relatives in case we couldn't get him on his cell or home phone.  Ken took a personal interest in the entire crew and their families.  Ken will be dearly missed by all that knew him, and our sympathy goes out to his close friends and family.

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