Theodore Schilling, 70, Shelbyville, Ky.

Theodore Paul "Ted" Schilling, 70, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of Baltic, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Kentucky.

He was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Dover to the late Curtis and Dorothy (Graef) Schilling, and was a graduate of Beach City High School. He had served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic with medical dustoff during the Vietnam War.

He began working as a welder at Raven's and Edward's in Strasburg and in 1977, started his own company, Ted's Trailer Repair Inc. in Baltic. He worked until his retirement in 2006.

He was a life-member of Baltic American Legion and enjoyed fishing and hunting for mushrooms.

Surviving are his wife, the former Linda Broughton, whom he married in March of 2009. In addition to his wife and her family, he is survived by children, Mindy (Mike) Young of Millersburg, Brent Schilling of Atlanta, Ga., and Chad Schilling (Jolene Prentice) of Fresno; grandchildren, Jeff and Beth Young; sisters and brothers, Elaine (Roger) Shelt of Strasburg, Norman (Renee) Schilling of Baltic, Roy (Barb) Schilling of Ragersville, and Rita (Larry) Haney of Uhrichsville; and his ex-wife, Janice Schilling of Baltic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Schilling.

The family held a Celebration of Life reception on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Baltic American Legion Hall.

Arrangements were handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

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