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Miriam Schilling, age 78, Gillette, Wyo., formerly of Midland, S.D., died July 31, 2017, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette.
Miriam was born July 11, 1939 to Wilmer and Myrna (Boal) Abel in Pierre. She attended school in Presho, Murdo, and later graduated high school from Midland.
On Oct. 4, 1959, she was united in marriage to Ivan Schilling in Pierre. From this union came three children, Camilla, Craig and Carmelita.
Miriam and Ivan owned the Standard Oil Gas Station and Café in Midland for numerous years where they both worked. When they sold the station, Miriam became a stay-at-home mom. They later opened a repair shop on the property south of their home in Midland.
Miriam was a very active member of the community. If you needed a volunteer, Miriam would always be there. She also was a substitute teacher at the school and helped in the kitchen. She will always be remembered for her “Spanish” hamburgers at the Midland School events.
She belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland where she was an active member.
In June 2009, Ivan and Miriam moved to Gillette, Wyo., to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Even though they moved from Midland, she still stayed in contact with many dear friends in Midland.
Miriam is survived by her husband, Ivan, Gillette; three children, Camilla Henle, Craig (Laura) Schilling and Carmelita (Will) Colby, all of Gillette; seven grandchildren, Brandon Allee, Gillette, Deann (Brent) Kepler, Princeton, La., Casey Schilling, Gillette, Kennedy Schilling, Parkston, Mikey Dahmer, Gillette, Wiatt Colby, Gillette, and Koltin Colby, Gillette; five great-grandchildren, Sabrina Allee, Gillette, Greysen and Sawyer Kepler, Princeton, La., and Hayden and Daxton Schilling, Parkston; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilmer and Myrna Abel; a sister, Kay Payne; a brother, Robert Abel; and grandson, Patrick Dahmer.
Services were held Aug. 4, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland.
Burial took place Aug. 4, 2017, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.