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Franklyn Schellinger

Visitation Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Visitation Time: 4:00-9:00 p.m. At Salerno's Rosedale
Funeral Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Funeral Time: 9:30 am
Place of Funeral: St. Isidore Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: Assumption Cemetery

Franklyn H. Schellinger
Franklyn (Frank) passed away peacefully on August 29th. He was born in 1937 in Hartford, Wisconsin to the late Art and Natalia (Schoebel) Schellinger. After growing up on a dairy farm, Frank graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Marquette University, where he met his beloved late wife Sigrid, nee Dietrich, who he married in July of 1963; He is survived by his children, Susan (Bill) Tice, Michael (Lissa) Schellinger, Patrick (Sherry) Schellinger, Karen (Matt) Ritterbusch, Janet (Kipp) Elsbernd and his grandchildren, Nick, Ally and Josh Schellinger, Madison (Josh) Sweetman, Sam and Gabe Ritterbusch, Adrianne, Joel, Abby, Rosie, Aaron and Zoe Schellinger, Lucy, Walter, Blaise and Alice Elsbernd, and great grandchildren, Eden and Phoebe Sweetman; Sisters-in-law Trudy (Dietrich) Durand and MaryLee (Luedtke) Schellinger, Brother-in-law Marvin Hoffmann, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; Frank was preceded in death by his siblings, Victoria Theisen, Ralph Schellinger, Florian Schellinger, Bernard Schellinger, Eileen Hoffman and Eugene Schellinger; Frank enjoyed spending many hours gardening in his backyard tending to his vegetable gardens, where he loved to give away extra produce and also to pass along his gardening tips, which led to his nickname “Green Thumb.” He loved travelling, visiting Germany, Poland, Austria and other European countries, also South America, Alaska and Hawaii. He was very involved in the St. Isidore Parish in Bloomingdale, volunteering on the Finance Committee, Parish Council and as an Usher. He participated in Faith Sharing groups, Marriage Encounter and in Bible Studies. Frank worked for decades as a CPA, when semi-retired he enjoyed doing consulting work that took him overseas, and in his retirement, he worked as a school bus driver. Visitation Friday Sept 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W Lake St. Roselle. Funeral Saturday 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Isidore Church, Bloomingdale for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses appreciated or donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

St. Isidore Church

Phone: (630) 529-3045
Address: 427 W Army Trail Rd. Bloomingdale IL, 60108
Service Date: September 16th 2023
Funeral Time: 9:30 am

Interment Details

Assumption Cemetery

Phone: 630-360-3911
Address: 1S510 Winfield Rd Wheaton IL, 60187


Posted by:
Brian & Paula Gaspardo

Posted on:
Monday, September 11, 2023

Pat and Sherry, we are so sorry to learn of Frank's death. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family although we will be out of town for the service. He certainly leaves a great legacy with you and your family. Sincerely, Brian & Paula

Posted by:
Valerie Rodriguez

Posted on:
Saturday, September 2, 2023

To my sweetest friend and homeschool mentor, Karen Schellinger Ritterbusch, and family... I am sorry for the sorrow you share in saying goodbye to Franklyn, an amazing man, Father and Grandfather. I loved reading the tribute and learning that after a long career, he was Mr. Green Thumb and even drove a school bus in retirement. His service at his church indicates his servants heart. Which doesn't surprise me, because of his amazing daughter's servants heart. I never met Franklyn, but learned about him through Karen, as she told me of the journey she and her brothers and sisters shared as they have cared for him in these last years. I was so very impressed with the way they worked together during these difficult times. They made sure he was well cared for, safe, and comfortable. Many older people don't have the involvement of their whole family in their care in their final days. He was a man honored and blessed by his family. I love you, Karen and Matt, and all your kiddos. I pray for peace in the knowledge of his eternal salvation and hope that the good memories will always prevail as you honor him at the memorial service. Sincerely, Valerie Rodriguez and husband James, sons- Rob and Caleb