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Arthur Schiller

Arthur Schiller

91, passed away January 14, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born in 1921 in Elkhart, Indiana.

Arthur began studying at Butler University before entering the US Army in 1943 at the age of 21. Assigned to the 3rd Division he was sent to Europe in 1945. He saw action in France, Austria, and Germany and was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions, though he didn't learn of the award at that time. Arthur was finally awarded the Bronze Star he'd earned on the battlefields of Germany more than 60 years earlier, during a Veteran's Day 2007 convocation at Carmel High School. Several of his children and grandchildren were present to share in that award. Arthur's military service remained very important to him and he was rarely without his baseball cap with the 3rd Division insignia. Arthur was further honored when the Indiana War Memorial featured him in a museum display that is still visible today.

After returning from the war, Arthur, a trained classical musician, became a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as a protégé of Fabian Sevitsky.

Arthur is survived by his wife Carole, children Patricia (Dr .

Gregory) Schlegel of Atlanta, Georgia, Victoria (Tim) Vetang of Geneva, Illinois, Marshall (Connie) Schiller, Deborah (Michael) Wallack, and Matthew Schiller, all from Carmel, Indiana, four grandchildren: David Schlegel, Lily Wallack, Ian Wallack, and Cody Schiller, and sister Pearl (Irving) Joffe and nephew and niece Jerome Joffe and Diana (Paul) Shapiro.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary , 11411 North Michigan Road, with burial in Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 400 W. 106 St, Suite 160-118, Carmel, IN 46032

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 16, 2013
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