William E. “Wes” Schilke of Brownsburg died Feb. 26. He was 84.
Mr. Schilke was a graduate of the University of California Berkley with a bachelor of science degree in engineering. He later received a master of science in engineering from Purdue University. He worked 34 years as a mechanical engineer for Detroit Diesel Allison where he designed and created the SCAAN program that is still in use.
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and handcrafting children’s toys, having made the wooden fire truck at the Brownsburg Fire Territory Building.
Survivors include his wife, Dagmar Schilke; daughters Katherine “Kat” Schilke, Kaaren Schilke-Cherns, and Joann S. Lehmer; grandchildren William A. Lehmer and Anna E. Lehmer; a great-nephew, Jonathan L. Lê; and a great-niece, Trinity E. Lê.
Preceding him in death were a son, David J. Schilke; parents H. William and Esther Schilke; and a brother, Richard M. Schilke.
Services are 3 p.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Brownsburg.
Calling is for two hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.matthewsmortuary.com.