Gerda F. Schellpfeffer, age 95, of Sheboygan, died on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Sheboygan Falls on November 26, 1920, the daughter of the late Albert and Ella Rautmann Kuhlow.

She attended local schools in Sheboygan Falls. On November 11, 1944, Gerda was united in marriage to John Schellpfeffer in Sheboygan Falls. He preceded her in death in 1986. Gerda was employed as an inspector for the Ford Motor Company. She was also a U.S. Army Veteran serving her country as sergeant. Her passion in life was to help others.

Survivors include her sisters, Nelda Kaestner, of Plymouth, LuEllen Schellpfeffer, of Belmont, WI, Delores Wehmeier, of Cleveland, WI, LaVern (Milton) Wippermann, of Newton, WI, Ann (Wayne) Grunwald, of Cleveland, WI; brothers, Willard Kuhlow, of Howards Grove and Daniel (Harriet) Kuhlow, of Elkhart Lake. Gerda is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Ave Kuhlow and Emagene Kuhlow; her brothers in-law, Tom Milhan and Milton Wippermann; and cousins and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and mother-inlaw Nicholas and Margaret Schellpfeffer, husband, sisters, Helen Henkel-Backhaus and Ruth Milhans; brothers, Walter, Robert, Ruben, and LeRoy Kuhlow; brothersin law, Lloyd Wehmeier, Ken Schellpfeffer and Earl Kaestner; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Kuhlow and Eleanor Kuhlow, and brotherin law and sister-in-law Francis and Virginia Schellpfeffer.

A funeral service for Gerda was held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan with Rev. John Berg officiating. Family and friends could gather at the church on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m.. Burial will take place at St. Luke Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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