Bernard J. Schellinger, 86

Bernard J. Schellinger, 86, of Hartford, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Serenity Villa in Slinger surrounded by his family after a long struggle with vascular dementia and heart failure.

Bernard was born to Art and Natalia (nee Schoebel) Schellinger on June 16, 1931. He was united in marriage to Charlene Lechner on Oct. 4, 1952, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford.

He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening and his second home up north. He also worked various part-time jobs.

He was the loving father to Peter (Monica) Schellinger, Stephen (Jacqueline) Schellinger, Donna (Gary) Voigt, Mary Schellinger, Anne Schellinger (David) Zuern, Jane (David) Fude, Paul (Kelly) Schellinger and Julie (Dennis) Regan; grandpa to Adam (Hillary) Schellinger, Amanda Schellinger (special friend Robert Land), Jared Schellinger, Joshua (Becky) Voigt, Matthew (Lindsey) Voigt, Maggie (Ross) Braun, Joseph (Megan) Schellinger, Benjamin (Jamie) Schellinger, Jessica (Brian) Keith, Kelsey (Ben) Stoffel, Jonathan Fude, Daniel Fude, Michael Regan, Mitchell Regan and Madalynn Regan; and great-grandfather to Lauren and Claire Schellinger, Porter, Lane and Ava Voigt, Johnny and Remington Voigt, Duke and Ella Braun, Ronni and Knox Schellinger, and Hayes Keith. He is further survived by other dear relatives and friends, especially Dick and Mary Ann Schellinger.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Charlene in 2014; infant son, Joseph Schellinger; his sons, Ronald and Ralph Schellinger; a granddaughter, Maria Voigt; and two brothers and sister, Victoria Theisen, Ralph Schellinger and Florian Schellinger.

He will always be remembered for his smile, work ethic and willingness to lend a hand.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 Highway 175, St. Lawrence) with the Rev. Davies Edassery officiating. Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 1-6 p.m.

Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, St. Lawrence.

Memorial contributions to Boys Town Omaha Nebraska, St. Lawrence Catholic Church or ther charity of your choice in Bernardís name are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family: 262-673-9500 or