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Shelton, Walter

Walter Edwin Shelton

BISMARCK – Walter “Walt” Shelton, 90, of Bismarck, passed away July 14, 2022, at Jefferson Mercy in Festus. He was born January 21, 1932, in Caledonia, to the late Clarence and Arabella (McCormick) Shelton. Walt was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bismarck and loved his occupation in trucking. Walt enjoyed telling trucking stories, small engines, gardening and things that go fast.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carolyn (Shelton) Leslie; siblings, Ralph, Tom, Frank, C.F., Cruise Shelton, Clifford Hicks, Pauline Day, Kathryn Buesking, Helen Stamper, Mary Sadler and Martha Airsman.

Walt is survived by his wife Janice (Inman) Shelton of Bismarck; children, Victor “Vic” Shelton and wife Gleta, Marilyn VanHerck and husband Glen; grandchildren, Josh (Blair) Shelton, Molly (Taylor) Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Theodore “Theo” Scott and Rhys Scott.

There will be a private graveside service at Bismarck Masonic Cemetery, with Pastor Beth Allen officiating. It will be followed by a public Celebration of Life at the United Methodist Church in Bismarck at a date to be determined later. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church in Bismarck at PO Box 286, Bismarck, MO 63624. View obituary and share condolences online at

Shelton, Walter

Shelton, Walter

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