LuEllen L. Schellpfeffer

LuEllen L. Schellpfeffer

LuEllen L. Schellpfeffer, 93, of Belmont, Wisconsin, died on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Belmont. Rev. Connie Matye will officiate. Burial will be at the Belmont Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Lu Schellpfeffer Memorial Fund, PO Box 245, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818.

The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at

Lu was born on March 20, 1924 in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, daughter of Albert and Ella (Rautmann) Kuhlow. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Schellpfeffer on May 11, 1946 in Sheboygan Falls. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1982.

Prior to her retirement, Lu worked at Knebel’s Processing in Belmont where she was the bookkeeper. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge, and being a part of the card clubs. She always enjoyed tending to her flowers, gardening, traveling, and especially walking in the sand of South Carolina along the Atlantic Ocean. She loved keeping in touch with her family, talking to her children, and grandchildren, knowing what they all were up to, especially her great-grandchildren. Lu and her children appreciated that she lived by neighbors who watched out for each other, and whom would always lend a hand when needed.

She is survived by her three children, Jon (Vickie) Schellpfeffer, Sonja (Al) Alt, and Kay (Greg) Werk; six grandchildren, Marc (Becky) Schellpfeffer, Amy (Justin) Niemetscheck, Nic (Maria) Schellpfeffer, Jessica (Nick Ranallo) Werk, Robert Werk and Elise Alt; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Riley and Jadyn Schellpfeffer, Madison, Nolan, and Alex Niemetscheck, and Ellia and Aeryn Schellpfeffer; four sisters, Nelda Kaestner, Delores Wehmeier, Lavern (Milton) Wippermann, and Ann (Wayne) Grunwald; two brothers, Willard Kuhlow and Daniel (Harriet) Kuhlow; sisters-in-law, Ave Kuhlow and Emagene Kuhlow; brother-in-law, Tom Milhans; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Helena Backhaus, Gerda Schellpfeffer, and Ruth Milhans; brothers, Walter, Robert, Reuben, and LeRoy Kuhlow; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Kuhlow and Jeanette Kuhlow, and brothers-in-law, Walter Henkel, Lawrence Backhaus, Earl Kaestner, John Schellpfeffer, and Lloyd Wehmeier.