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Donald Allen Sheltren 1911-1947


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/19/2010 at 01:11:24

Don Sheltren, Business Man Laid To Rest
Donald A. Sheltren died suddenly and unexpectedly at a hospital in Des Moines. The death was a shock to the family and to his host of friends in this community. He had been in the hospital for treatment since the latter part of September.

Mr. Sheltren served in the navy enlisting in February 1942. He served in the Southwest Pacific and received his discharge the latter part of 1945. He has not been in the best of health since his discharge. He was in the hospital and then returned to work at the Sheltren and Sons garage, one of the finest in Northwest Iowa. He was an expert mechanic and as a man was beloved by all who knew him.

Donald Allen Sheltren was born in Lockport, Ill., December 3, 1911 where he attended the public school. He came with his parents to Gruver and later moved to this city and entered business.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sheltren, and one brother, Gordon, with whom he has been connected in business.

He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the K of P order, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Funeral services were military, and were held from the Sternborg Funeral home at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon and from the Presbyterian Church at 2:30. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 9, 1947)

Donald A. Sheltren, 36, is Dead
Funeral To Be Held Wednesday
Donald Allen Sheltren, 36, of Estherville died very suddenly Sunday afternoon in a Des Moines hospital where he has been since being taken there for treatment Sept. 26.

Mr. Sheltren has been in poor health for some months and hospitalized locally several times during the year but continued with his work at all other times.

He was born in Lockport, Ill., Dec. 3, 1911, where he received his education. Later the family moved to Gruver, Iowa, where they resided for several years before coming to Estherville in 1931.

He enlisted in the navy in February, 1942, trained in the United States, served a year in the Southwest Pacific and received an honorable discharge late in 1945. Otherwise he was associated in business with his father and brother.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Junior Chamber of Commerce and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Military services are being held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Sternborg funeral chapel and at 2:30 p.m. from the Presbyterian church. Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Sheltren is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Sheltren, and one brother, Gordon, all of Estherville. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 6, 1947)


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