Barbara A. Scheller, age 74, of Ogema, WI passed away at her home on July 5, 2017 under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Barbara was born in Rib Lake on August 26, 1942 to Clarence & Mary Banks. She attended Rib Lake Schools and graduated in 1960. On May 5, 1962, she married Philip Scheller in Rib Lake. They lived in Tomahawk until 1973 when they moved to the Scheller family farm in Spirit. Barbara was a homemaker who devoted her life to raising her children and caring for their home. She especially enjoyed having her grandchildren spending time at the farm making many memories.
She was active as a volunteer with the St. Joseph’s group at St. Mary Church in Tomahawk. She served as an election worker for the town of Spirit and for 16 years she belonged to Tops group #1013 of Rib Lake where she was a great inspiration to all to keep fit.
Barbara loved to crochet, making Afghans for grandchildren and great grandbabies. She spent the seasons outside working in her flowers, vegetable gardens, and using her push mower to cut their large yard. She also enjoyed feeding and watching all the birds that came to visit year round. Her love a baking was especially seen in the apple deserts she made for grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her sons, David (Deb) Scheller, Jody (Nicole) Scheller; Daughters, Jan Plachetka, Christine (Jeffrey) Kislow, Sherrie (Derek) Scheller; Brother, Ronald (Sally) Banks; Sisters, Leila Halpin and Nancy (Norm) Hahn. She is further survived by her grandchildren (14), Cassandra, Desiree, Dylan, Damion, Drew, Jamieson, Brandon, Brittany, Dustin, Max, Ryan, Brooke, Cole and Derek; and great grandchildren(5), Cooper, Carson, Chloe and Corban, Kaden, and one more due in January of 2018.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip just 2 months ago; a son Scott Philip (1973); parents, Clarence & Mary Banks; her in laws, Max and Bessie Schiller, and son-in-law, Jack B. Kislow.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Scheller will take place at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk. Fr. Louis Marram Reddy will officiate. Visitation will take place in the church from 10:00AM until the time of service at Noon. Burial will follow at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery.
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