Grace Mae Schieler, 94 of Pontiac, IL., died Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 3:45PM at Meadows Mennonite Home, rural Chenoa, IL.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL., with Dr. Rev. Richard Riley of the First Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Rooks Creek Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of services. Memorials in Grace’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Grace was born on August 22, 1922 in Livingston County, IL., a daughter of Roy Nelson and Nina Mae (Hahn) Howland. She married Charles William Schieler in 1942. He preceded her in death on February 27, 1976. Survivors include: one son: Charles William (Beverly) Schieler Jr. of Chenoa, IL. and one daughter: Carol (Kerry) Foster of Pontiac, IL.; seven grandchildren: Jeff (Pam) Foster, Jay (Jill) Foster, Jodie DeBartoli, Jackie Huxtable, Brian (Wendy) Schieler, Chris (Karen) Schieler and Joe (Brandy) Foster; seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren including Memory Grace Toppel, who was named after her; one brother: William Howland of Gardner, IL. Grace was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Grace was a 1940 graduate of Joliet Township High School. She had been employed as a secretary for several offices in Pontiac, IL.; Ada Fabricator, Evenglow Lodge, was a matron for Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and her last employment was at Mid Central Community Action in Pontiac for six years. Grace was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Pontiac, IL.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed.