Philip Scheller

Obituary of Philip Scheller

Philip S. Scheller, age 78, of Ogema, WI passed away at St Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI on May 4, 2017. Philip Scheller was born in the town of Spirit.

Philip attended Liberty School, Spirit, grades one through 8 and 4 years High School at Rib Lake. After High School, he served in the Army from 1956 to 1959. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany, his whole tour of duty.

After service, he worked for Francis Melvin one year, Roger Johnson’s Service Center, Rib Lake, & Londs Sinclair Service, Tomahawk.

He was married to Barbara Banks in 1962 in Rib Lake, May 5, one day less of 55 years. He worked at the paper mill in Tomahawk in the Woodlands Department as an Equipment Operator from 1965-2003. He also farmed dairy from 1975-2002 where they still live and raise crops.

He was a proud member of the American Legion.
Philip enjoyed going for walks in the woods, playing by the river with the grandkids, working on farm machinery and tinkering in his shop building bird houses. He enjoyed gatherings, summer fun (potato salad), grilling out with his family, and shooting the breeze with his friend, Howie. He enjoyed going for rides, and out to dinner with his special lady. He was proud of all his children, grandchildren and all their children. He always welcomed new members into the family. Philip enjoyed his love for tractors (Allis Chalmers). Our Dad enjoyed going to air shows and touring the planes. He took pride in building roads with his Caterpillar doser. Whenever someone needed a new road made, they knew who to go to. His work was top notch.


Phil is survived by his wife, Barb; Sons, David (Deb) Scheller, Jody (Nicole) Scheller; Dauthers, Jan Plachetka, Chrstine (Jeffrey) Kislow, Sherrie (Derek) Scheller; Brother, Ed (Sherryl) Scheller and Sister, Jeannie (Eugene) Glenzer. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Cassandra, Desiree, Dylan, Damion, Drew, Brandon, Brittany, Dustin, Kaden, Max, Ryan, Brooke, Cole and Derek; and great grandchildren, Cooper, Carson, Chloe and another great grandbaby due in June. He is preceded in death by his son Scott Philip (1973); parents, Max & Bessie Scheller; Sister, Mary; his in-laws, Clarence & Mary Banks; and son-in-law, Jack B. Kislow.


The Mass of Christian Burial with Military Honors for Philip Scheller will take place at 11:00AM on Monday, May 8, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk. Fr. Louis Reddy Marram Reddy will officiate. Visitation will take place on the evening of Sunday, May 7 at the Krueger Family Funeral Home from 4:00PM until the time of vigil service at 7:00PM. Visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of Mass at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery.


Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at