Larry Schilling

Larry Schilling

Larry Bert Schilling, 65, a native of Tylertown, Miss., and resident of Houma, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at Maria Immacolata Catholic Church. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the church, with burial at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Olivier Schilling; one son, Edward Alexandre Schilling; his mother-in-law, Betty H. Olivier; his sisters-in-law, Lisa O. Butcher, Lori B. Olivier, Dana B. Olivier and Catherine O. Guidry; and his brothers-in-law, Edward J. Olivier, Bryan Butcher and Dana Guidry; and his nieces and nephews, Matthew J. Talbot, Sara J. Talbot, Tia Butcher, David Guidry, Alexis Guidry, Andre’ Olivier, Beth Olivier and Jacob Olivier.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arnita Pittman Rutledge and her husband, Sidney; his father, Carey Bert Schilling; and one brother-in-law, Dean Talbot.

He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a major in economics and a minor in history. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was actively involved in community theatre on stage and as director. He served on the boards of the Thibodaux Playhouse and Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne. He served as president for both. Karen first fell in love with Larry when he played Charlie the Mailman in On Golden Pond. She was always his favorite leading lady.

He was a devoted and involved father to Edward, serving him as coach and mentor in soccer and as an active band booster for the Vandebilt Terrier Regiment. He also served as registrar and treasurer for the Houma Soccer Association. His hobbies include anything associated with history, sports and the LSU Tigers.

He was Catholic and an active member of Maria Immacolata Church. Family was what he treasured and showed his intense love for them in many ways.

He was a loyal employee of Trico Marine in Houma.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research.