Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE


Schatzie Kay Gillming

August 8, 1955June 6, 2020

Schatzie K. Gillming, 64, of Kimball, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in her memory to the Calvary United Methodist Church. The services for Schatzie have been entrusted the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Schatize Kay Gillming was born in Princeton, Indiana on August 8, 1955, the daughter of Leonard and Jacquiline (Cargal) Klusmeier. She lived in several places throughout the U.S. while growing up. Schatzie was proud that she worked as a fork lift driver for FMC Corporation while living Anaheim, California. She attended Oakland City College while living in Indiana and received her Master’s in teaching. Schatzie was married to Roger Gillming at Trinity United Methodist Church on October 9, 2004. She was proud to serve as a lay minister for the Melbeta United Methodist Church, until moving to Calloway. She moved back to Kimball following her retirement. Family was very important to Schatzie, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed many good times with them. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was an adventurist and loved to travel to different destinations. Schatzie also loved cooking and made many German dishes. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Roger Gillming of Kimball, NE; sons Karl (Jacqueline) Ayers of Valentine, NE., John (Alicia) Pearce of Casper, WY., and Josh (Jennifer) Gillming of Kimball, NE; daughters Desiree (Bradley) Kelly of Denver, Co., Bonnie Ayers of Prescott, AZ., Maeghanne Eyers of Minneapolis, MN., and Jessica (Conor) Cooper of Fremont, NE; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother Richard and 1 sister Karla.


  • Roger Gillming, Husband
  • Karl Ayers (Jacqueline), Son
  • John Pearce (Alicia), Son
  • Desiree Kelly (Bradley), Daughter
  • Bonnie Ayers, Daughter
  • Maeghanne Eyers, daughter
  • Jessica Cooper (Conor), Daughter
  • Josh Gillming (Jennifer), Son

  • Terrance Fullerton, Honorary Bearer
  • Trustin Pearce, Honorary Bearer
  • Katlyn Pearce, Honorary Bearer
  • Pearce Kelly, Honorary
  • Ashley Pearce, Honorary Bearer
  • Heath Kelly, Honorary Bearer
  • Charleigh Fether, Honorary Bearer
  • Kadrick Nooner, Honorary Bearer
  • Michelle Dominguez, Honorary Bearer
  • Winston Dominguez, Honorary Bearer
  • Preston Bacon, Honorary Bearer
  • Jazmyn Fowler, Honorary Bearer
  • Mae'Lisa Hatle, Honorary Bearer
  • Isabella Ayers, Honorary Bearer
  • Aaron Gillming, Honorary Bearer
  • Kip Gillming, Honorary Bearer
  • Carson Cooper, Honorary Bearer
  • Cydnee Cooper, Honorary Bearer
  • Killian Fowler, Honorary Bearer
  • Kayson Owens, Honorary Bearer

  • Calvary United Methodist Church


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020


Schatzie Kay Gillming

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Carol Willis

June 18, 2020

Roger and family, the Callaway Lions are so sorry for your loss. We send to you our condolences.

Bob Elliott

June 16, 2020

Roger, It's been more than 50 years since I ran cross country with you at Kearney High School. My prayers are with you in this almost impossible time.

Bob Elliott
KHS '69

Lori J Apala

June 11, 2020

In 2016, my husband was admitted to the hospital in Kimball. Overnight, he went downhill and was transferred to Ft Collins ICU. He was diagnosed with respiratory failure and was to be sent home with oxygen. We had little money and no insurance, but we did have a Church family. Roger and Shatzi came to our rescue with their own belongings. All of the prayers and physical items assisted my husband's recovery and he returned to work for another few years.
An unconditional, Christian love is what I will carry when I think of Shatzi...that and her quiches. Thank you Shatzi for sharing your walk with us. On Eagle's Wings Shatzi. Safe journey Home.

Judy Anderson

June 10, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.

julia magee

June 9, 2020

A vibrant treasure on this earth for God and Christ, and Roger.
S he walked her talk!