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William J. Shelstad

January 25, 1942 — September 27, 2022

Red Wing

William Joseph Shelstad, 80, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Red Wing Campus.  He was born on January 25, 1942, in Red Wing to Joyce and Estella (Gombert) Shelstad.  He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1960.  He served in the US Army from 1964 to 1966 during the Vietnam War.  On December 23, 1970, he married Anne Mollenhauer.  They lived in Goodhue where he worked for the Goodhue School from 1970 to 1981 as a custodian and a bus driver and in 1981, he and Anne purchased Deloris’ Lounge in Goodhue.  They later divorced.  He then worked for the Goodhue County Government Center as a custodian until his retirement.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goodhue and the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post #54 in Red Wing.  He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, shooting pool and bowling, but most of all, attending his grandchildren’s activities

He is survived by his children, Jodi Shelstad of Red Wing, Wade (Nikki) Shelstad of Red Wing, Paula (Mark) Isaacson of St. Francis and Lisa (Stephen) Irestone of Savage; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Genevieve Robbins of Rochester along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Terrance.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at St. Columbkill Catholic Church in Belle Creek with Father Thomas McCabe presiding.  Burial will full military honors will be at the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Legion prayer service, Monday, October 3, 2022, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing and at the church for one hour prior to the service.  Memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Goodhue Education Foundation or Red Wing Amateur Baseball Association.

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Prayer Service

Monday, October 3, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mahn Family Funeral Home

, Red Wing, MN 55066

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Columbkill Catholic Church (Belle Creek)

36483 County 47 Boulevard, Goodhue, MN 55027

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Mass

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Columbkill Catholic Church (Belle Creek)

36483 County 47 Boulevard, Goodhue, MN 55027

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