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Tracy Ann Schilling

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Date: Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Time: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M.

Location: Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Lyle, MN





Date: Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Time: 3:03 P.M.

Location: Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Lyle, MN


Woodbury Cemetery



Tracy Ann Schilling, age 52 of Lyle, MN, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 surrounded by her family at her home in Lyle following a long, courageous and inspirational fight against cancer.  Tracy Ann Cooling was born March 15, 1962 in Austin, MN to Roger and Patricia (Cafourek) Cooling.  She was raised in London, MN and graduated with the class of 1980 from Lyle High School.  On September 11, 1982, Tracy and Rodney Schilling were united in marriage at First Lutheran Church in Glenville, and resided in London during their 16 years together.  Tracy worked for more than 26 years at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.  In 2007 she began her employment with Mayo Clinic Heath System-Austin Hospice, retiring in 2012 because of her declining health.  Tracy had moved to Lyle in 2010.  She was a longtime member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle.  Tracy was passionate about raising money for cancer research, and as a result was very active in Lyle Area Cancer activities and her own Half Way to January Cancer Bash.  She enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, N.A.S.C.A.R., rainbows, and cherished time spent with her granddaughter Haydyn. 

Tracy is survived by her children Alexander (Crystal) Schilling of Des Moines, IA, Jordan Schilling and Brittany Jensen of London, MN; her granddaughter Haydyn Schilling, her mother Patricia (Dale) Peters of Austin; brothers Todd (Ronda) Cooling of Lyle and Michael Cooling (Steve Luce) of San Antonio, TX, her sister Tara (Ray) Phelps of Byron; her maternal grandmother Dorothy Cafourek of Glenville; nieces and nephew Alison, Amy, Jessie, Laura, and Jonathan; her former husband Rodney Schilling; extended family and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her father Roger Cooling, maternal grandfather Milo Cafourek, and paternal grandparents Alvin and Hazel Cooling.  Tracy was so very grateful for the special care she received from Dr. Kasi and Lilly Sorenson.

Memorial services will be held at 3:03 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with Rev. Shari Mason officiating.  Tracy’s family will greet friends from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the church immediately preceding the service.  Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle.  To support Tracy’s battles with cancer please wear either pink (breast cancer awareness) or blue (colon cancer awareness) if you are able to attend her service.  Memorials can be directed to Lyle Area Cancer or Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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