Arthur Shelton, 80 years young, of Westfield, died of Melanoma on Tuesday, February 2, 2011 at home surrounded by family. He was born July 28, 1930 in Neponset, Illinois. Son of the late Hazel (Dunn) and Arthur Shelton Sr. Arthur married Dorothy Tauber on January 17, 1953 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Arthur served his country in the US Army for four years stationed in Germany. Arthur worked as a heavy equipment operating engineer with local 150 out of Illinois for 33 years. His interests were antique cars, Nascar, going to races, fixing engines, fishing, poker, Pinochle, remodeling, feeding and watching wildlife. He loved nothing better than a weekend with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Dorothy, three children, Carl (Lisa) Shelton, Gillett, W,I Cindy Homolka, Lombard, IL, Clifford (Rychell) Shelton Montello, WI. Nine grandchildren: Amanda, Bobbie, Carl, Cory, Jennifer, John, Jorden, Melissa, and Sarah, a great grandson, August, and another great grandbaby on the way, one brother, Russell (Mary) Shelton, Genoa IL. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Arthur’s wishes were to be cremated, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Home Health United-Hospice for their assistance in caring for Arthur. We would also like to thank Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home.