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Vern Shelstad


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Vern Shelstad

1937 - 2023

Vernon Reidar Shelstad, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Shelstad, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 8, 2023 at the age of 86 years.

The Funeral Service was held at Peace Lutheran Church, 4619 - 56 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.

Vern is survived by his children Joy (Buck) Blodgett of Hartford, Wisconsin, Ken (Monica) Shelstad of Taber, Kathy (Don) Deleff of Red Deer, Denise (Lawrence) Jetter of Lethbridge and Mark (Nadine) Shelstad of Grande Prairie; grandchildren Melissa, Nicholas, Diamond, Adam, Nicole, Joshua, Logan, Nathan and Ashton. He is also survived by his brother Wayne (Audrey) Shelstad, sister Gayle (Garry) Baraniuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie; granddaughter Jessie Blodgett; parents Arthur and Anne Shelstad and sister Marlis Buck.

Vern was born in Torquay, Saskatchewan on April 7, 1937. He spent his life working to support his family. Vern loved music, singing in a barbershop quartet and the church choir. He enjoyed fishing and watching baseball and hockey. Vern was dependable, honest and kind.