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Virginia "Ginny" (Gallagher) Fellman

February 8, 1934 June 5, 2019
Virginia "Ginny" (Gallagher) Fellman
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Obituary for Virginia "Ginny" (Gallagher) Fellman

The last of the Gallagher girls is gone. Virginia Gallagher Fellman died peacefully Wednesday, June 5, of natural causes in Fond du Lac. She was 85.

Ginny was born February 8, 1934, to Joseph and Irene (Hazen) Gallagher. She resided in Fond du Lac all her life.

Ginny graduated from Fond du Lac Senior High School in 1951. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in education from Marian College.

Upon graduation, she taught at an elementary school for a year. Ginny then worked for Mercury Marine in their Main Street office. There she met Robert Fellman whom she married in 1962.

Ginny was all about family, friends and a good party. She always remembered birthdays and anniversaries and loved to bring people together. Ginny held her last party on May 28 in her room at Lake View Place with family, friends and her two cats, singing songs and enjoying family videos, pizza, and wine.

Ginny loved to travel, visiting family, exploring the U.S., and watching sunsets at her condo in Door County. She also traveled internationally, including a recent extended family trip to Norway to visit her husband’s relatives. But Ginny’s favorite destination by far was her beloved Ireland, which she visited eight times, kissing the Blarney stone for good luck.

Every Wednesday afternoon in recent years, Ginny played sheepshead at the Fond du Lac Senior Center (a 10 takes a king, she insisted). She also enjoyed playing other games, such as poker, Boggle, and charades with family. She attended The Round Table at South Hills and concerts at Buttermilk Creek Park and the Performing Arts Center.

Ginny was passionate about the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Wisconsin Badger football and basketball teams. Ginny was especially proficient in finding a Wisconsin connection in anyone she met. A morning crossword puzzle and a nightly martini rounded out her days.

She is survived by her children: Megan (Tony Rosso) Fellman of Chicago, Illinois; Carrie (Ian) Gustin of Denver, Colorado; Katie Fellman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Greg (Noëlle) Fellman of Denver, Colorado; her cherished grandchildren: Aidan, Maura, Fiona, and Conor Gustin of Denver; and Nathaniel and Maxwell Fellman of Fort Wayne; niece Maureen Dumas; and many other loving nieces and nephews.

Ginny was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her sisters Beverley, Patricia, and Marilyn, and her parents Joseph and Irene Gallagher.

Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, June 13, at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac. There also will be visitation from 9:30 to 11 am on Friday, June 14, at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac.

Services: A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 14, at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ginny Fellman’s name to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, 652 Triangle Road, Fond du Lac, and St. Vincent de Paul Society, 330 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

13

Jun

4:00 PM 6/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Zacherl Funeral Home

875 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Zacherl Funeral Home
875 E. Division Street Fond du Lac 54935 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

14

Jun

9:30 AM 6/14/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:45 AM 6/14/2019 10:45:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

200 S. Peters Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 S. Peters Avenue Fond du Lac 54935 WI
United States

Service

Friday

14

Jun

11:00 AM 6/14/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

200 S. Peters Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 S. Peters Avenue Fond du Lac 54935 WI
United States

Graveside

Friday

14

Jun

12:15 PM 6/14/2019 12:15:00 PM - 12:35 PM 6/14/2019 12:35:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery

686 Fond du Lac Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Calvary Cemetery
686 Fond du Lac Avenue Fond du Lac 54935 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

686 Fond du Lac Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

686 Fond du Lac Avenue Fond du Lac 54935 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Humane Society of Fond du Lac

St. Vincent De Paul - Fond du Lac

330 N. Peters Avenue
Fond du Lac , WI 54935
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