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Werner Schilter , Age: 75
December 26, 1947 - October 30, 2023

Werner John Schilter went home to Jesus on October 30, 2023. He was born in
Olympia, Washington, on December 26, 1947, to Joseph and Anna Schilter. He
grew up on the family farm in South Bay, with his siblings, Joe, Charlie, Anna
Marie, and Elizabeth. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School through the
eighth grade and remained friends with the “St. Mike’s Tykes” his entire life.
He graduated from North Thurston High School in 1966. Upon graduation he joined
the Army Reserves and served for six years. In 1968 Werner joined the
Carpenters’ Union as an apprentice in Olympia for four years. He was well
known in the area for his building expertise and started his own company called
“Schilter’s Shelters”. He loved his job, especially the relationships he developed
as general contractor while constructing many beautiful custom homes in the
local area. In 1973, Werner married the love of his life, Carolyn (Cari) Chapin.
They had two children, Scott Schilter (Jen) of Lone Tree, Colorado, and Stacy
Schilter Pisano (Dave) of Olympia, Washington. He was a devoted father and
grandfather to his children and three grandchildren, Jacob and Aubree Schilter,
and Jamison Pisano. Werner was an active member of the Swiss Sportsmen’s
Club and the Swiss Men’s Society, and honored his Swiss heritage. All who
knew Werner respected his deep values of faith, family, and friends. He
volunteered at Westwood Baptist’s “Woodchucks”, a ministry providing wood
for those in need. He leaves a legacy of love and simple faith for all those
blessed to know him. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends,
cousins, nieces, and nephews. Thank you to all who came to visit the last two
months of his life while he was home on Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 6, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Swiss
Sportsmen’s Club Park at 9205 198th Ave. E., Bonney Lake, Washington, 98392.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Swiss Men’s Society
Scholarship Fund.

Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: Swiss Sportsmen`s Club Park
Address: 9205 198th Ave E
City: Bonney Lake
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98392
Date of Service: January 06, 2024
Time of Service: 11:00am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added


Theresa Schuler November 14, 2023

Cousin Switzerland ,

Dear Carrie and Family Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. He left us too early but the memories shared with him but will forever be treasured in our hearts. Love to you all and God bless you. Love from Switzerland. Theresa

Janet Podell November 14, 2023

Friend Lakebay , Washington

Werner was an incredible person. Not to mention, the world's greatest general contractor. He will be missed.

Karen Hanan November 15, 2023

Friend Olympia WA 98502 ,

Carrie- Werner was a dear soul. What a loss for you and the family. Sending love ❤️ and hugs

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