Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 75, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the University of Michigan Hospital. She was born January 19, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Robert G. & Leona M. (Weinberg) Foster.
Dennie was a first grade teacher for the Chelsea School District for 38 years. She felt blessed to have shared her love of teaching with so many of Chelsea’s families. Dennie was not just a teacher...this was her calling and there was no one better at this profession. She was effortless in delivering curriculum but magical in teaching life lessons. “Your heart always knows the truth.” were words overheard in her first-grade classroom. Mrs. Schiller’s imprint lives on in her students’ hearts. Dennie’s family and lifelong friends are witness to her loyal and unwavering love. This fierce love for her people has no expiration, she lives on in all she loved. She will be in every child’s giggle, every mischievous look, every selfless act of generosity, and every word of love spoken or written, there will be Dennie.
On September 3, 1963, she married Stanley R. “Stan” Schiller, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2014. Survivors include a son, Troy (Laurie) Schiller of Chelsea; three grandsons, Kyle (Stefany), Cody (Kay) and Chad (Stevie); 6 great-grandchildren, Lillian, Callan, Remington, Emery, Bennett, Graham; and a sister, Gail (Dennis) White of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Talia “Tia” Schiller in November 2000.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2-4 & 6-9 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel. A private burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Education Foundation.
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Sending warm thoughts to her loved ones.
You two girls were inseparable.
Dennie was one of Trevor's favorite teachers, she was so gifted. She may be gone from here but she will not be forgotten by so many.