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Joseph G. Sheltren 1882-1949


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/19/2010 at 01:22:22

J. G. Sheltren Dies Suddenly
Had Taken Ill at Home Last Night
Joseph G. Sheltren, master mechanic and co-owner and operator of Sheltren Master Service company, died 9:15 p.m. Wednesday [December 14, 1949] at Holy Family hospital. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis.

Death came very suddenly. He had taken ill just that evening and had been transferred to Holy Family hospital from his home.

Sheltren, 67, had lived in Estherville since 1930 when he moved with his family from Gruver. The family had moved in1926 to Gruver from their former home at Lockport, Ill. At Gruver, Sheltren had owned and operated his Master service shop and enjoyed a wide reputation as a mechanic.

Before coming to Gruver, he had worked in Lockport and Joliet as a master mechanic and railroad machinist for the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern railroad. Earlier he had been master mechanic for the construction of a railroad tunnel from Windsor, Ont., Canada to Detroit.

He was born Feb. 19, 1882 in Merril, Wis., and received his education there. June 20, 1908, he married Julia Esther Holmquist in Lockport and the couple was at home there until moving to Gruver in 1926.

Sheltren and his son, Gordon were associated in the master service business here. Another son, Donald A. Sheltren, formerly was associated in the business until his death Oct. 5, 1947.

Survivors include his wife and son, Gordon, both of Estherville; a brother, Frank Sheltren of Pomona, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. George Arntsen of Ambler, Pa.

Services have not been arranged as yet. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 15, 1949)


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