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Old 11-16-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Elmer Schilli

We lost one of our oldest RC racers. I donít remember his ROAR # but I know it was 2 digit .

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Schilli, Elmer F. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sat., Nov. 15, 2008 on his 97th birthday. Beloved husband for 65 years of Dorothy Schilli (nee Kozelka); dear father of David (Mary) Schilli, Diane (Chris) Muetze and Janice (Gary) Mesler; dear grandfather of Krista, Ryan (Kelley), Shannon and Scott; dear great-grandfather of Ashley, Tyler and T.J.; dear uncle and friend to many. Mr. Schilli was a member of the St. Louis R.C. Car Club and a contracting member of Plasterers Union Local 3.Services:Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Tues., Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m. to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery. Memorials to deGreeff Hospice House appreciated. Visitation Mon., 3-8 p.m.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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Sorry to here about this. Got to race with him on a few occasions when I was first starting out in 1/8th scale. He and his wife were great people. Just curious , was he still racing in his 90's??
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:58 AM   #3
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I met Elmer back in the late 80's in Albuquerque during one of the NMRCRCC races. If I am not mistaken, Elmer used to drive a DELTA pan car. The last time I saw him was in '91 or '92 and I think he was still racing the pan car class. Let me tell you, he was very good with that car. In an era when 4WD was state of the art, Elmer was still running and winning races in the Pan car division. Goodbye Elmer, thanks for your contribution to the hobby.

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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My condolences to Elmer's family. It is always sad to hear of a fellow rc racer passing. I met Elmer a few times when he would race at the Winter Nat's in Ft. Myers. Always a gentleman and a pleasure to talk to. Rest in peace my friend.
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The best i can tell Elmer was still racing in his mid to late 80s. i know for sure in 1996 he was still driving.

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:28 AM   #7
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We will miss you Elmer, rest in peace.

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