Jeff Schellinger, 61
Oct. 28, 1954 — March 29, 2016
Jeff Schellinger, 61, passed away unexpectedly March 29, 2016, due to an accident while repairing a vehicle. Jeff was born Oct. 28, 1954, to Robert and Bernida (Yogerst) Schellinger and grew up near St Lawrence.
He was united in marriage to Debora Hesprich on May 21, 1977, at St. Mary’s Church in Lomira.
He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed camping and traveling. Jeff was very talented in woodworking and building, and often enjoyed helping family build and remodel their homes. Together Jeff and Deb started their business, Schellinger Electric, which he operated for the last 29 years.
For the past nine years, he had taken up the hobby of making maple syrup, each year growing larger and improving his technique with the help of his neighbor, Ed. He couldn’t wait for sapping time! Jeff loved family gatherings, especially outside-roasting a pig and working on projects.
He is survived by his wife, Debora; children, Becki of Soldotna, Alaska, Tabitha of Newport News, Virginia, Kevin (Christie) of Knowlton and Vanessa of West Bend; granddaughter, Arica; his mother, Bernida Schellinger; three brothers and one sister, Robert (Mary Ann) of Sheboygan, Mary (Fred) Gollash of Naples, Florida, John (Barb) of Rubicon and Tim (Laurel) of Appleton; his father-in-law, Anthony Hesprich of Lomira; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Linda (Rick) Heinecke of Allenton, Pete (Donna) Hesprich of West Bend, Dan (Julie) Hesprich of Lomira, Nick (Jane) Hesprich of Kewaskum, Paul (Dawn) Hesprich of Fond du Lac, Bob (Janet) Hesprich of Lomria and Mary Jo (Jim) Wendling of Wausau; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; one sister, Kathryn; and his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Hesprich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Inurnment will be Monday in St. Mary’s Cemetery (new). The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church only from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.