Leaf River Register, November 15, 1940:
LONG TIME RESIDENT OF LEAF RIVER DIES MONDAY
Alfred Schelling died at his home in Leaf River Monday morning, November 11 at 2:45 a.m.
Mr. Schelling, son of Henry and Susan Henan Schelling, was born in Leaf River, February 27, 1864. He spent practically all his life in Leaf River and this vicinity. He taught school several years and the past 28 years was an implement dealer here. He was married to Ida Schrader November 24, 1894, she passed away in January 1907. On June 24, 1909, he was married to Addie M. Motter. Surviving are his widow, son Walter E., of Mt. Morris; and a daughter, Elva F. Cramer, of Leaf River; five brothers, and two sisters; Frank, Charles, Arthur, and Mrs. Jennie Jones of Leaf River; Bert, of Rockford; Mrs. Rena Clevidence, of Polo; and Commander John M. Schelling, of Balboa, Canal Zone.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Earl Edwards of Genoa officated with the Rev. David Gosser of Leaf River assisting. Burial was in the North Grove Christian Cemetery.
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