WOODSTOCK – Roger M. Schiller, 64, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home in Woodstock.
He was born on July 26, 1947, in McHenry to Raymond and Doris (Hamil) Schiller.
Roger loved his work and was a civil engineer at MWH Global.He also loved music and was an accomplished guitar player, singer and a founding member of the music group Hartland Express.
He enjoyed photography and most recently discovered a passion for gardening. His yard was a testament to many hours spent tending plants and trees.
Most of all, he loved spending time with his 26-year-old daughter, Rachel, and being involved with
her life, education and evolving career.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachel; a stepson, Joshua (Maria Vitucci) Kaufman; a stepdaughter, Rebekah (Andrew) Madera; his brothers and sisters, Donna (Jim) Hellenbrand, Bonnie (Phil) Bjerning, Sherry (Jim) Bykowski, Russell (Diane) Schiller, Roxane Schiller, Randal (Patricia) Schiller, Mark (Sandy) Schiller and Danielle (Michael) Schultz; his father-in-law and mother in-law, Thomas and Jennie Dincecco; his grandson, Tege Madera; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Janice Schiller; and sister, Rhonda Jackson.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022.
For information, call Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710.
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Published by Northwest Herald from Jul. 21 to Jul. 23, 2012.