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John Sheldon


Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

John Sheldon, age 86, of Spring Valley died Saturday February 11, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester where he had resided for a short time.

John Curtis Sheldon was born March 31, 1925, in Spring Valley, MN to Warren and Helen (Richardson) Sheldon. He attended school and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1943. He joined the United States Army in May of 1945 and was discharged in April of 1946. On September 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Elaine Schulz at the Dr Martin Luther Lutheran Church – Rural Spring Valley. John farmed in the Spring Valley area and ran a can and bulk milk rout for many years. He also drove truck for the Hanna Mines and filled in as a school bus driver for the Spring Valley School District. John served on the church council for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the Spring Valley School Board serving as its president for a number of terms.

John is survived by his wife Elaine Sheldon of Spring Valley, his children; Susanne (Ronald) Capelle of Rochester; Steve “Weebs” (Brenda) Sheldon, Kathy Caldbeck, and Charlie (Deborah) Sheldon all of Spring Valley; Barb (Mark) Sullivan of Amherst, OH; Jon Phillip “Phil” (Cyndy) Sheldon of Spring Valley; and Tom (Ann) Sheldon of Lino Lakes, MN; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one brother Jim (Barbara) Sheldon of Palm Harbor, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard and his wife Barbara, and Edward and his wife Deloris, and a niece, Joyce.

Funeral services for John Sheldon were held on Tuesday February 14, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Laura Fladten officiating. Burial was in the Dr. Martin Luther Cemetery rural Spring Valley.

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