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Donald F. ‘Mr. Bass’ Schilf

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HUNTLEY – Donald F. "Mr. Bass" Schilf, 70, of Huntley, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Evanston, the son of Elmer and Margaret (Crawford) Schilf. He grew up in Oak Park and graduated from Fenwick High School. He went on to obtain his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. He was united in marriage to Judith Ford on June 12, 1965, in Oak Park.
The couple made their home in Bloomingdale for many years and he worked in the accounting field. He then owned and operated Chicago Art Production Services for many years until retiring in 2002. Don and Judi moved to Huntley in 2000, and he was active with the Sun City Anglers. He really enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Don is survived by his wife, Judi of Huntley; son, Brian (Erin) Schilf of Avon, Ohio; two grandchildren, Colin and Casey; and brother, Robert (Candy) Schilf of Carol Stream.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Kenneth.
A memorial gathering will be from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Grafton Food Pantry, 11481 Allison Court, P.O. Box 1074, Huntley, IL 60142. For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences may be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 31, 2013
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