but never forgotten---
Linda Truhlar Miller
Shirley Bayer Schendzielos
Photo of Shirley in the 6th grade.
Photo from the 6th grade
Passed away from cancer in 2006
Vonnie Ruckert Schilling
Yvonna Lee "Vonnie" Schilling, 64, died Sunday,
Nov. 7, 2010, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage as the result of a
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at
the Moose Lodge of North Pole.
Vonnie was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Herington, Kan. She attended Chase High
School in Chase, Kan., and later attended Fort Hays State University in Hays,
Vonnie was an on-and-off resident of Alaska for the past 40 years. She resided
in Fairbanks, Valdez and Circle City. She was a florist for 16 years in both
Colorado and Alaska. She also was the head of the J.C. Penney Gift Registry
department with work in bedding and bath, as well as being a Mary Kay
Consultant for 10 years. Finally, she retired from the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 1547.
Vonnie was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Patricia (Cronican)
She is survived by her daughters, Jenifer Anzalone and Elisha Schilling, both
of Fairbanks; her sister, Peggy Olsen of Wichita, Kan.; her brother, Dennis
Ruckert of Topeka, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vonnie was the embodiment of superhuman courage and fortitude as demonstrated
by her endurance in raising her family by herself and perseverance in battling
through serious and painful illnesses and disabilities. She had a phenomenal
sense of humor and was remarkably gifted with talents in artistic and floral
design, cooking, music, writing and creativity in everything she touched.
Vonnie knew no strangers and had infinite compassion for friends, both old and
new, and above all else, devotion, commitment and love for her family.
Vonnie's ashes will be spread in both Circle City and Chase, Kan.
Please keep Vonnie in your thoughts and prayers, which you may also send to:
Arrangements were entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on
November 11, 2010
Joyce Marie Casey Brady