Reg Schellenberg Obituary, Death – Reg Schellenberg’s untimely passing has left us in a state of profound mourning. He was an advocate for Canadian ranch families who was devoted to their cause and enthusiastic about it, but more significantly, he was a wonderful guy whose character and integrity I have always appreciated and respected. I am sorry for the loss suffered by his loved ones and friends. After a protracted battle with illness, Dennis Leroy Schellenberg, age 77, of Cheboygan, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at The Brook, where he was surrounded by his family. Charles and Eleanore (Hohf) Schellenberg welcomed their son Dennis into the world on July 17, 1944. Dennis is their son.
Dennis spent his childhood in Mt. Clemens, and he received his high school diploma from Mt. Clemens High School in the year 1962. Dennis McDonald has been married to Mary Denny since 1974, when they wed in Utica, Michigan. Their union has lasted for 47 years thus far. During the Vietnam War, Dennis served his country with distinction in the United States Army. After he got back, he started working at the Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, which is where he stayed until he retired.
Camping, boating, and golfing were a few of Dennis’s favorite pastimes. In addition, he cheered for the University of Michigan football team and the Detroit Tigers baseball team. He had been a member of the Lion’s Club in the past and served as the Financial Secretary at St. John’s Lutheran in Cheboygan. Additionally, he had been a member of the local VFW Post 3623 in Cheboygan for his whole adult life.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary, two children, Ian Schellenberg of Cheboygan and Megan Schellenberg of Afton, three granddaughters, Abrielle (David) Sharits, Alyssa Good, and Journey Ferguson, a sister, Gail Peterson, and a brother, Charles Schellenberg. Dennis is also survived by a sister-in-law, Gail Peterson, and a brother-in-law, Charles Schellenberg. Dennis was taken from this world not only by his parents, but also by a dear friend named Roger Noel.
On the Saturday, December 4, 2021, a memorial service will be held at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m., with the family greeting friends beginning at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be presided over by Pastor Mike Schaedig. The family of Dennis would want to express their gratitude to the compassionate and supportive staff at The Brook as well as Hospice of Michigan. The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to either St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cheboygan or Hospice of Michigan instead of flowers.