David A. Schilling, founder of Schilling Graphics in Galion Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was 86.
He established Schilling’s Advertising in 1963 with a focus on local screen-printing companies. Schilling became a pioneer in the auto-glass decorating market. In 1974, Schilling Advertising moved into its first and current headquarters in Galion, Ohio. The company changed its name to Schilling Graphics.
In 1993 the company transitioned to his son Doug who currently heads up Schilling Inc., formerly Schilling Graphics. Today, the company operates four sites across the country. Schilling generously gave his time and resources to help build stronger communities. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Wittenberg University, and a Teaching Certificate from Bowling Green State University. He taught art in the Ada and Colonel Crawford school systems until 1968. Prior to leaving teaching, in 1963, he founded Schilling Graphics and retired in 1993.
Schilling is survived by his wife, Ann and their five children, Doug, Gregory, Tamara S. Winn, Lynn Keator, and Harold “Hank” Jones.