HUMBOLDT - Edward "Eddie" Shelgren, 75, died Sunday September 1, 2013 at the Paula Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Interment will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Edward Shelgren was born August 4, 1938 on the family farm in Gilmore City to Edwin and Ethel (Mc Bride) Shelgren. He graduated from Rolfe High School in 1956 and started farming with his father. He married Judy (Thorson) Shelgren on May 21, 1960 at the Presbyterian Church in Rolfe and together they raised two kids, Brenda and Rod, on the home farm. While continuing to be active in farming, in 1995 they moved to Humboldt.
Eddie is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Brenda (Paul) Wilson (Maple Grove, MN), daughter-in-law Lindy Shelgren (Gilmore City) and four grandchildren Evan and Nick Wilson, Machensey and Brady Shelgren, brother David Shelgren (Springfield, OR), sisters Pat Daughenbaugh (Seal Beach, CA), Esther Sinek (Rolfe) and brothers-in-law Jim Martin (Rolfe) and Joe Grell (Washta).
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, son Rod, sisters Shirley Nielsen, Nancy Martin and Janet Grell, Edna Devine and brother Gordon Shelgren.