Raymond Schellinger

Raymond Schellinger (1921-2013)

Raymond G. “Ray” Schellinger, 91, died Thursday January 3, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Home and Rehab Center.  Ray was born on April 16, 1921, in Hartford, WI.  He volunteered for two years with the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as worked in construction and agricultural for many years in the Kenosha-area.  On September 8, 1951, Ray married Ellen B. Hamsing.  In 1953, Ray and Ellen established Schellinger’s Egg Farm located on Green Bay Road in Kenosha which they operated for over 25 years.  Ray was later employed with Jelco Wisconsin for 15 years as a school bus driver.  Ray was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and Taws and Paws Square Dance Club of Kenosha.  Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen Schellinger; his daughter, Sandra (David) Laspa of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; his two sons, Glenn Schellinger of Phoenix, AZ, and Leo (Karen) Schellinger of Louisville, KY; and his three grandchildren, Ryan Laspa of Azusa, CA, and Kyle (Samantha) Laspa and Jena Laspa both of Madison, WI.  Ray is also survived by his brother, Peter Schellinger of Marine On St. Croix, MN; and his sisters, Florence Champ of Denver, CO, Lucy Malban of San Diego, CA, and Eleanor Hyland of Hartford, WI.  Ray was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Kuechler of West Bend, WI; and his parents, Paul and Anna (Breuer) Schellinger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday January 9th 2012 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph’s Home and Rehab Center Chapel. (9244-29th Avenue) Burial will take place at a later date in Greenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated with charities to be designated later.


  1. Rev. Gerald and Donna Ditter January 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy and love to you at the loss of your dad, my uncle and dear friend..May God gie you comfort and strength…
    Jerry and Donna Ditter and family

  2. Jeff "Wally" Waluch January 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Out of all the folks I have known, Ray and Ellen were the template of the ultimate parents while I was growing up. Glenn being my boyhood buddy, I was invited on many Schellinger Family functions thru my formative years. Mr Schellinger showed me at a young age what the measure of a man is and how to be firm yet loving with your kids. This was a skillset I did not see in my home, and to this day am thankful for learning from him. It has been my guide in parenting my own. RIP Mr Schellinger, the world is a little meaner now that you are gone.

  3. Chuck and Mary Schoepp January 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. He was a wonderful man who lived a long productive life with a beautiful family around him.
    May he rest in peace.
    Chuck, Mary, Andy and Kellie

  4. I’m very sorry that Ray has passed away. He was a very good man, and will sorely be missed. Anyone who knew Ray, will never forget him.

  5. I will miss my Uncle Ray. Growing up without a father I looked to him as a father figure and enjoyed many days on the farm. I look back with fond memories of pumpkin picking, days in the pool, campouts in the field, fishing trips to the neighbors ponds, rides on the tractor, gathering eggs, candeling eggs, packaging eggs, selling eggs, delivering eggs, eating eggs. My life is definately richer do to Uncle Ray’s influence. I will miss him.

  6. Shirley E. Messing January 9, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Dear Ellen and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I know how much you both enjoyed Square Dancing! We girls will especially miss Ray’s “yellow Rocks”!!! You will be in my prayers.


    Shirley E. Messing

  7. Carol Kuechler, Tom Tesch and family January 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Sandy, Dave, Ryan, Jena, Kyle, Samantha, Glenn, Fernando, Leo and Karen,
    Our heartfelt sympathies as you celebrate the long and loving life of you Dad, Ray. As my godfather he has always had a special place in my heart. With his passing and that of mom [Irene] 6 months ago, we are witnessing the transfer of the family legacy. May we live up to their love, fortitude and contributions.
    Carol, Tom, Michael, Aaron, Joanne and Jacob


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