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.
born February 8, 1934, to Joseph and Irene (Hazen) Gallagher. She resided in
Fond du Lac all her life.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com