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Biographies and Obituaries
William (Bill) Schellenberg
William Schellenberg of Yarrow passed away on March 21, 2002 at the age of 80 years. He was born in 1922 to Wilhelm & Katie Schellenberg.
Bill married Mary Petkau in 1956. They were vital members of the Yarrow Alliance Church which helped build. He served as head usher at the church for many years.
William is survived by his loving family: wife Mary; daughter Karon (Bob) Galley of Yarrow; son Alan (Patricia) Schellenberg of Yarrow; five grandchildren: Jeffrey (Angela) Galley; Jaime Galley; Selena Schellenberg; Lacey Schellenberg; and Ashley Norrish; two great-granddaughters: Jordyn and Kennedy Galley; two sisters: Frieda (Pete) Martens of Abbotsford and Erna (Irvin) Klingstohn of Victoria; two brothers: Abe (Mary) Schellenberg of Abbotsford and Hugo (Beryl) Schellenberg of Vancouver.
Casket bearers were: Bob Galley, Alan Schellenberg, Jeff Galley, Don Schellenberg, Gary Bragg and Stan Kroeker.
A graveside service was held March 27, 2002 at 11:30 am at Yarrow Cemetery and a Service of Remembrance was held at 1 pm at the Yarrow Alliance Church with Pastor Scott Fortnum officiating.