Irene Gertrude Schellinger (née Spaeth), age 93 of Hartford, Wis., passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Serenity Villa in Slinger, Wis.

Irene was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Jackson, Wis., to Margaret (née Melder) and Lawrence Spaeth.

She was united in marriage to Frederick E. “Fred” Schellinger on June 12, 1948, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend, Wis.

Irene enjoyed crocheting, cooking, fishing, farming and canning.

She was a devoted and longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hartford, Wis., as well as a longtime volunteer.

Irene adored her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren, and loved family gatherings.

Irene is survived by her loving children, Margaret Mary (Terry) Pemble of Mercer, Wis., William T. (Judy) Schellinger of Hartford, Linda (Jerome) Mehlum of Hartford, and James (Debra) Schellinger of Jackson, Wis.; cherished grandchildren, Kevin (special friend, Patrice), Kelly, Kory (Toni), Kenny (Allyson), William, Wendy (Gary), James, Joel, Jonathan, Cassondra (special friend, John), Michael, Marissa (special friend, James), Jennifer and Daniel; 15 cherished great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; loved siblings, Edward (Patricia), Lawrence (Alice) and Daniel Spaeth; and dear sisters-in-law, Donna Spaeth and Barbara Spaeth.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Fred; her parents; parents-in-law, Henry and Olive (née Holzman) Schellinger; sisters, Rita Beder, Mildred Theisen and Ethel Weninger; brothers, Joseph (Betty), David, Charles and Michael Spaeth; brothers-in-law, Oscar Beder, Louis Theisen and Joseph Weninger, Robert (Bernida) and Thomas (Florence) Schellinger; and sister-in-law Mary Spaeth.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene was held on Monday, Jan. 3, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hartford, with The Very Rev. Rick Stoffel officiating.

Interment at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Hartford.

The Schellinger family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the staff at Serenity Villa and Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Irene.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at: