November 09, 2001
Edward Richard Schilbrack, Sr. Edward Richard Schilbrack, Sr., 85, of Santa Paula, passed away Tuesday night, November 6, 2001.He was born on March 12, 1916 in the town of Rib Mountain, Wisconsin, number eight of nine children. He grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and attended high school there. For a brief spell he played ball with the Milwaukee Braves.During the war the Defense Department would not take him, as he was too essential to the State Police as their chief radioman.In 1951, he and his wife, Irene Ligman from Mosinee, Wisconsin, moved their family to Oxnard. There he became the president of the Steel Workers Union while employed at Allis Chalmers. Just prior to downsizing, Ed accepted a position with Donlon-Farrel to build the Channel Islands Marina. Governor Pat Brown appointed him to the Department of Navigation and Ocean Development Committee to standardize development of California waterways. Ed served as the dock master of Channel Islands Marina until his retirement in 1988.A citizen of Santa Paula since 1963, Ed actively supported St. Sebastian Church and school. He was a member of the Santa Paula Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight, and the Mission San Buenaventura Fourth Degree.
Edward is survived by five of his six children, Edward Schilbrack, Jr. of Lauderhill, Florida, Mary-Lea Calek and Karen Schilbrack of Santa Paula, Janet Richardson of San Diego, and Deborah Pritchard of Bishop; 10 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.Rosary and Mass will be held this Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church, 935 N. 9th Street. Interment will be in Mosinee, Wisconsin.

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