Virginia Scheller


November 5, 1939 - October 15, 2017


Virginia “Ginny” Scheller, 77, of Fulton, SD died on Sunday, October 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 21, at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria, S D.  Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Virginia Rae (Christianson) Scheller was born November 5, 1939 to Ray and Ruth Christianson in Racine, WI.  She attended Park High School in Racine and celebrated her 60th Class Reunion in July.  Ginny worked as a Medical Assistant, Transcriptionist and most recently at the Fulton Post Office.  She was a passionate woman who devoted her lifetime to family, the Lutheran faith and all animals.  Her faith led to being an active member of the church taking on many duties and joyfully singing in the church choir.  Ginny loved feeding birds, squirrels and rabbits being especially fond of cardinals, finches, and rose-breasted Grosbeeks.  Bridge was her favorite game and she was fortunate to play with her long time friends from Medford WI just last week.

Ginny was very grateful, held high regard and deep admiration for her medical team.  Specifically, Dr. Martin J Christensen of the Mitchell Clinic, Dr. Kathleen Naegele of the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell and Luis A. Rojas, MD of Avera Gynecologic-Oncology Sioux Falls.  In addition, she spoke highly of the staff that supported these professionals who provided her with additional tender, loving care.

She is survived by her son, Christian Scheller of Los Angeles, CA, her cousin Judy Wagner of Milwaukee, WI; her two cats, Smoky and Sissy and foster dog Ramsey. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas Scheller, son Scott Scheller, Sister-In-Law Jean Dunk and Brother-in-Law, Edward Scheller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 


None Scheduled


Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 PM
St Martin's Lutheran Church  
500 5th St
Alexandria, SD 57311


To Be Announced

Posted by Wini Anderson on October 20, 2017
Christian, I will never forget our camping trips on the willow reservoir and Tom would hang a white flag so we could find them.There was also our trip to Canada and our card games.I am so glad that
you brought Ginny to my house in July for a visit.God works in mysterious ways.My prayers are with
you during this time of sorrow
Posted by Irene LaDue on October 17, 2017
A special lady.
Posted by Jennifer Iedema on October 17, 2017
As a hairstylist your clients really do wind up becoming family! I enjoyed every Friday getting to do Ginny's hair! I loved listening to all of her stories from past and present, most of them were about Christian or Tom or the cats! She always had us laughing at the salon! I'm going to miss her spunk and her big smile and her hugs!! She was the best and she will always have a special place in my heart!
Posted by Ruth Olinger on October 17, 2017
I'm so glad I got to know your mother. She was always willing to help my mother & visited her in the nursing home. She was a special lady. Our deepest sympathies.
Posted by Dave and Lenore Brehm on October 17, 2017
Our deepest sympathy, Christian. Your mother was a special friend of ours for many years. We have had a lot of good times together. She has lived in many different places but we always tried to keep in touch with each other no matter where she lived. She will definitely be missed but not forgotten.
Posted by Tami @ mitchell clinic lab on October 16, 2017
My condolences to you Christian. I loved your moms spunky, postive personality. She truly had the gift to gab and I loved to listen to her stories and I’m so grateful that you took the time to help her through her most difficult times traveling from California.
Posted by Katherine Goodman on October 16, 2017
What a courageous woman! Ginny and I became friends when she was one of our first guests at the Blue Door Inn (Alma, Wisconsin) in 2012. She stayed with us many times every year. Her bridge group came and played over 100 hands of bridge at the hotel a couple of times. She was greatly missed this year since her travel was limited but has been in our thoughts and prayers. We'll miss her exuberant spirit and the way she embraced everything around her!
Posted by Jeanette, Jordan and Rachael Voorhees on October 16, 2017
She was a sweet lady and we enjoyed when she brought Ramsey over to stay with us. Also when she came into shakes to eat and visit. She will be missed.
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