Richard George Schellinger
April 7, 1933 – August 27, 2022
Richard George Schellinger, 89, of Allenton, died Saturday August 27, 2022 at Froedtert Hospital in West Bend.
Richard was born April 7, 1933 in Greenwood to George and Marcella (née Schweiger) Schellinger. He married Mary Ann (née Fehring) on April 25, 1959 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Allenton. They had a faithful and happy marriage of 62 years which they shared with family and friends. He loved his family, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
He was an outdoor enthusiast. He shared his love of hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, ATVs with his family at Winter Green Lake in Park Falls, whose family members continue to carry on his passions today. He was an extremely handy man and could fix almost anything. He enjoyed playing a good game of sheep, throwing parties, landscaping and gardening on their 52-year-old farm. He also enjoyed working with wood, building birdhouses and feeders for family and friends.
He worked full time at Gehls for 32 years, as well as several part time jobs at Hank Wiedmeyer, Elroy Peters Carpentry, Claude Brost Heating & Air and many side projects for family and friends.
Richard is survived by his beloved children, Arleen (Dale) Mantel, Mike (Cathy), Mark (Cindy), Merle (Cindy), Cheryl (Jeremy) Sandretti and Allen (Krysta); 15 grandchildren, Jesse (Nicky), Mitch (Melissa), Tracy, Nick (Mary), Shanna (Andy), Troy (Megan), Brandon, Kaylie (Brandon), Travis, Jared (Haley), Brett, Makenzie, Matthew, Bennett and Braelyn; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings Gary (Mary) Schellinger, Joan (Don) Stangl and Susan Holmes; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl (Elaine) Fehring and Jerome (Nancy) Fehring. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Ann; parents, George and Marcella Schellinger; in-laws, Walter and Viola Fehring; Janice and Virgil Weninger, Jane and Cal Castner, Gwen Sheehan and Duane Holmes.
The Christian Burial Mass for Richard will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church (215 Main Street, Allenton, WI 53002) on Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. with the Right Reverend Father Rick Stoffel officiating. The family will welcome relatives and friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Interment will be at 9:00 a.m. the following morning at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Allenton.
Memorials at Resurrection Catholic Church or Allenton American Legion Post 483 in Richard’s name are appreciated in lieu of flowers.