Graveside services for William Joseph Schellinger, 74, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo, Wyoming with Father John Savio of Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming officiating and military honors accorded by the John Prince American Legion Post #15 and the Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.
A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas.
Bill Schellinger died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas.
He was born March 28, 1938 in Douglas, Wyoming the son of Harold Joseph Antone and Elizabeth Blanche (Hytrek) Schellinger. He was raised and educated in Douglas and graduated from the Douglas High School.
He entered the United Sates Navy and served for four years. He returned to Douglas following his discharge. He was married to Trina Louise Cundall on June 30, 1962 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas. Bill worked for Caterpillar in Casper, Wyoming, Converse County Road and Bridge in Douglas, and retired from the Glenrock Coal Mine in Glenrock, Wyoming as a mechanic and welder.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, and playing with his antique tractors.
Bill was a member of the Saint James Catholic Church, Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8, and Central Wyoming Antique Power Association.
Bill is survived by his wife, Trina; mother, Betty; children, James, David, Peggy Marcy, Sam, and Chris; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold, on June 18, 1976.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Schellinger, Dave Schellinger, Sam Schellinger, Chris Schellinger, Brian Shaw, and Cody Schellinger.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A memorial to the Saint James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1500, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com