Richard B. Shaller
Passed away at age 83 Friday August 19, 2011 at United Hospital surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Adele Shaller and brother, Kenneth. Survived by loving wife and best friend of 60 years, Rossy; children, Steve and Michelle Shaller and Scott and Cabrini Shaller and step-grandson, Justin Johnson; greatest Poppa to 4 granddaughters, Samantha, Stacey, Jenifer and Ana. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and by best pal, Lucas. Dick was owner/operator of Big Wheel Rossi Auto parts chain from 1965-1999. After selling the company he became active in commercial real estate. He was passionate about his business and never missed a day at his office. He felt very fortunate in life and was wonderfully generous to the community and his family. He lived a full and happy life and will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Thank you to United Hospital for the wonderful care he received. Funeral service TUESDAY August 23, 2011 at 11AM at TEMPLE OF AARON SYNAGOGUE, 616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul. Memorials are preferred to Sholom Home East, Temple of Aaron Synagogue or the donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, Sholom Home East, 740 Kay Ave., St. Paul (Tue and Wed 7PM). Hodroff-Epstein 651-698-8311

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Dear Rossy, Steve and Scott (and the extended Shaller family), I am so sorry to hear that Dick passed away. If I had heard earlier I would have come to the service. It came up in conversation when I was talking to someone about where I had worked in the past, and I was shocked by the news. Dick was a wonderful boss and such a nice family man. I think fondly of him and the old BWR gang, and whenever someone sings "Happy Birthday" his voice still rings in my ears with a "Many more" at the end of singing. Heaven has an awsome angel, although I think they already have a "Big Cheese" up there, maybe he can still keep the title.
Johnna Braaten (Prior Lake, MN)
February 7, 2012
Rossy, Steve, Scott and family,

Just learned of Richard's passing. He will be missed by everyone in the community. You can be proud of his legacy.

Ellen Dorshow-Gordon and Chuck Gordon
Gayle Gordon Remner, Justin Remner and Bennie Remner
September 11, 2011
so sorry to hear of dick's passing.
john marsh
September 9, 2011
Shaller Family,
I was shocked to hear of Dick's passing. As Steve and Scott know I had the best time dealing or shall I say listen to Dick in his real estate search here in Milwaukee. Dick was a mentor to me not only real estate but also in life and i will miss him. My condolonces
Gary Stein
September 2, 2011
Dear Rossy
Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

Kathy Hesse
August 27, 2011
Rachael and Matt Joseph (Beversdorf)
August 24, 2011
We'll miss you Dick. W.C. & Gayle Cogger
August 22, 2011
My respect to a wonderful buddy, and his family.
Joseph Verjovsky
August 22, 2011
Dick Shaller was like one of those moments in time that you just didn't want to go away. He infused his life, business, Rossi, and his sons Scott and Steve and others with his infectious zest for life and living.
I always enjoyed my time spent at Big Wheel with the family, Marc Hasko and gang at the helm. How lucky to have been a part of those great times to 1999. May God bless each and every one of you and especially the Shaller family at this time.
Ron Newman
August 22, 2011
Timothy D. Kehr
August 22, 2011
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. I have so many menories of him as I was growing up. He will be missed.
Jody Jacklin
August 22, 2011
Dear Rossy, Steve, Michelle, Sam, and Stacey,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to know and love Dick. We fell in love with his stories, his zest for living was contagious, and it has been an honor to know such a great man.
Best to you during this sad time.
Mary Jo, LaMar, and Chelsea Boettner
August 22, 2011
I knew Dick when I was the building official for the city of West St Paul. Dick had bought a shopping center and I must say it was my pleasure to work with him. Very cooperative and fun to talk to about business and family. I will sure miss him and his smiling face. I got a big kick out of the old guns he kept in his office in West St Paul. My prayers are with you.
Terry Maruska
August 22, 2011
Rossy and family---I'm so sorry to hear of Dicks' passing. Sometimes we can't understand the plans God has for us. What a beautiful life you and Dick created for the two of you and also your boys and their families!!!! You can be sooooo proud of your time together. We will truly miss Dicks' sense of humor and his smile! May God grant you peace and comfort as only He can. Love and prayers---Nancy Shepherd
nancy shepherd
August 21, 2011
Dearest Rossy 'n Family;
Dick was such a wonderfully, warm smiling generous person, who always greated me with a big hug 'n kiss just as you do Rossy whenever we saw each other. Dick will be greatly missed by many. So sorry I'm not able to be at his funeral, but my thoughts 'n prayers are with you all. May God heal your broken hearts quickly.
Peggy Kane
August 21, 2011