Obituary for Colleen Schiltz

Ponca City Now - January 11, 2022 6:11 pm

Colleen Rae Schiltz

May 11, 1932 – January 10, 2022

Colleen Rae Schiltz, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, went to her heavenly home on January 10, 2022, at the age of 89. Viewing will be between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 13, 2022. A Rosary Ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 13, 2022, both at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 14, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 9:45 AM. Burial will immediately follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK, 74601.

Colleen was born on May 11, 1932, to Leo and Marie (Hicks) Lanie in Anthony, Kansas. She attended grade school at Manchester, OK. She graduated from Blackwell High School in 1949. After graduation, Colleen attended Northern Oklahoma Jr. College and Benedictine Heights in Guthrie, OK.

Colleen worked at Conoco for a short time. Family life was important to her, so she stayed home to raise the kids. Family and farm-life kept her days full of activities. Later she worked for Ponca City Schools as a para-professional. After she retired from the school system, she went to work for St. Mary’s Daycare.

On May 20, 1953, Colleen married Donald Schiltz in Blackwell, OK. They were married nearly 67 years and blessed with nine children. Colleen valued spending time with her family. As an avid dancer, she enjoyed dancing with her husband and boys. She especially loved dancing with Don to “In the Mood”, by Glenn Miller.

Colleen enjoyed cooking and gardening. One year, the family canned 120 quarts of green beans and many other vegetables. During the quiet times, she enjoyed Christian readings. Colleen had a favorite saying that she said to her children and grandchildren; “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”

Colleen was a faithful Catholic. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and frequently invited local priests to join in family gatherings. She was a member of the Round Grove Homemakers Extension. Colleen felt it was important for her children to be involved in 4-H and was a leader of the Excelsior 4-H Club.

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Schiltz; son, Donald S. Schiltz; parents, Leo and Marie (Hicks) Lanie; brother, William “Bill” Lanie; daughter-in-law, Beth Harpel Schiltz, and great-grandson, Fletcher Finn.

Colleen is survived by eight children, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Family members include: daughter, Elaine Schiltz of Moore, OK; son, Leo (Michelle) Schiltz, of Caldwell, KS; grandson, Michael; daughter, Nancy (John) Schiltz Finn of Moore, OK; grandchildren, Christopher, Dustin, Patrick, John, Jacob and Jordan; daughter, Marilyn (Joel) Schiltz Cordell of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Jared, Jessica and JJ; daughter, Sharon (Neal) Schiltz Jones of Medford, OK; grandchildren, Michelle and Byron; daughter, Dolores Schiltz of Ponca City, OK; son, John (Lori) Schiltz, of Ponca City, OK; grandchildren, Nicholas, Adam, and Johnathon, daughter, Mary Jo (James) Schiltz Combs of Yukon, OK; grandchildren, Halie and Lauren. Colleen was also blessed to have 21 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 415 S 7th St, Ponca City, OK 74601

Source: Trout Funeral Home