English Funeral Chapel
1133 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID

(Age 54)

Scott Allen Schillinger, 54 years old, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 in Post Falls, Idaho.

He brought joy to all with his great story telling and sought to uplift those close to him.

Scott was a proud alumnus of the University of Washington where he received both his Bachelors and Masters of Law degree. He also graduated from Gonzaga Law School, ultimately fulfilling his lifelong dream of being an attorney. In this capacity, he became a trusted advisor to many both professionally and personally.

He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter with many friends who joined him in these pursuits. They will miss sharing those adventures with him.

He enjoyed being involved in youth hockey, especially watching his son Wyatt play. His passion and dedication to the game filled Scott with pride.

Scott was a member of the German Club of Anchorage where he served two years as president. He was very proud of his German heritage and held his fellow members in high regard.

Scott is survived by his wife Penny, son Wyatt, stepson Kyle, stepdaughter Amber, stepdaughter Brandy, father Fred, mother Marlene and his brothers Mark and Ric and their families. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Alva, Joel, Rusty, Karen and Ellie and their families. He was known as Grandpa Scott to nine beautiful grandchildren. He had a large extended family and many friends who all loved him dearly.

His funeral will be held at English Funeral Chapels & Crematory, 1133 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please view and sign Scott's online guestbook at

Published by Spokesman-Review on Feb. 23, 2020.
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My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
January 31, 2021
Im so very saddened to hear of Scotts passing. I met Scott at TerraSond where we became fast friends. He was a true source of strength, calm, and wisdom and had a dry, rapier wit. God bless you Penny, Wyatt and family at this difficult time. Scott we will miss you. Tracy Hazen
Tracy Hazen
February 24, 2020
Dear Penny, Wyatt, and Scott's family.
I met Scott in my very first year as a professor at Gonzaga University School of Law. He was my very first student friend, and we remained friends all these years. I was devastated to hear of his passing. He was just so full of life. He made me laugh hundreds of times, and we often talked politics - and were on different sides of the aisle. We could disagree but we both believed strongly in family, education, and (I'm not kidding) tax. He was one of my favorite people on the planet. His laughter hid a sad side and I am so sad that I did not know he was hurting. I just wish I could see him and talk to him again. I love Scott. I miss him and will think of him fondly all the time. I saw him in Alaska when I was up there for a memorial service for my cousin. I'd like to think they are together hunting and laughing. All my best.
Ann Murphy
February 23, 2020
My son and I first met Scott on a hillside above Twisp while deer hunting. Of course we shared stories: hunting and life. Scott stopped by our house for dinner (more stories) on his way to North Idaho for a bear hunting trip. We will miss him at hunting camp. Our prayers are for your family. Mike and Patrick McKinnis
February 23, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear of Scott's untimely death. I met Scott when TerraSond was looking for a lawyer to replace our trusted counsel who had recently retired. Scott was a perfect fit and came aboard instantly adding value. We became fast friends, sharing a love of hunting, shooting and the outdoors. We had hunted much of the same country in Eastern Washington in our younger days. We also had young sons and shared an affinity for the German language.

A good man that I will truly miss.

My deepest condolences to friends and family ... rest well my friend.

February 23, 2020
Dear Schillinger family:

I am so incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of Scott. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

I met Scott during our senior year at UW and we had a lot of fun being college seniors together.

I enjoyed spending time with him at your family cabin on Harstine Island where he showed me how to properly shoot and we used to really enjoy going out somewhere in North Bend where we would go target shooting frequently.

We spent time outdoors during the summer where we would go camping and he showed me his beloved grouse hunting grounds near Twisp. I remember he spoke very fondly of all the adventures on those hunting trips.

He absolutely was an incredible story teller as many stories were told about Twisp. He made me laugh a lot.

We had some great times during our senior year at UW, but the best day was graduation in June of 1988.

It is difficult to find the right words, but Scott was never forgotten in my mind all of these year and I am so incredibly sorry to hear of his loss.

I will never forget our adventures together and I will always cherish the memories I have of that time in my life spent with him.

Sending you all strength, courage and love.

All my best,
Tammy Auvil Sully
Tammy Sully
February 23, 2020
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