Gail Schellberg


The Zahrbock Funeral Home announces the death of 80-year-old Gail Schellberg of Madison who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Madison Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Madison, Minnesota. Rev. Noel Herr will officiate at the service.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Zahrbock Funeral Home, Madison, MN.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Madison, MN. Gail Schellberg was born on August 18, 1942 to Leslie and Frances (Suckow) Bahl in Chippewa County, Montevideo, Minnesota. She was baptized September 13, 1942 at St. John Lutheran Church of Holloway, Minnesota. She attended Holloway School first through eighth grade. The family moved to rural Odessa, in 1956, where Gail graduated from high school.

She and Arlyn Schellberg were married at Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa, MN on September 17, 1960.

Gail worked as a babysitter for the neighbors as a teenager and later worked with Headstart in Madison, Minnesota. She then worked at the Madison Lutheran Home as a ward clerk, aide and later was educated at the Willmar Technical School to become an LPN. She continuing with her nursing field.

She and Arlyn enjoyed many bus trips across the United States including Alaska, Texas, New York and Branson to name a few. She was active in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madison. In her younger years she enjoyed gardening and baking. She was a Minnesota Twins baseball fan.

Gail died September 29, 2022, at Madison Healthcare Service under Hospice Care.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband’s parents, daughter, brother-in-law David Beyer, brother-in-law Charles Schellberg and wife Harriet, brother-in-law Orville Kienholz, brother-in-law Earl Hiepler and sister-in-law Linda Lee.

She is survived by her husband Arlyn Schellberg, sons Craig and wife Lori, Dallas Schellberg and wife Becky and Douglas Schellberg and fiancé Amy, grandsons Grant Schellberg, Levi Schellberg, Kyle Schellberg and Casey Schellberg, step-grandchildren Christian and Julianna Dodds, great-grandson Jackson, step great-granddaughter Flora, sister Gladys Beyer, brother-in-law Art Lee and sister-in-law Geraldine Hiepler, many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation, INC, Lac qui Parle Hope Network or Hospice

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