ARVIN FREDERICK HENRY SHIPLEYArvin Frederick Henry Shipley of Esko will be celebrating his 70th birthday as he enters the heavenly kingdom, being called to his eternal home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
Arvin Frederick Henry Shipley of Esko will be celebrating his 70th birthday as he enters the heavenly kingdom, being called to his eternal home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
Arvin, called “Fred” by all who knew him, was born on Jan. 9, 1943 in Cloquet, the second child of Arvin B. “Dude” and Edythe (Youngkrantz) Shipley.
Fred had an interest in automobiles and it was further developed when Fred was a student at Cloquet High School, graduating in 1960 and then enrolling in automotive courses at Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis.
Fred was united in marriage to Dorothy Siltanen, and they made their home in Esko’s Thomson Township where Fred took an active role in civic politics, serving on the Township board for several years. He was also a member of the Esko Historical Society and the Esko Senior Citizens. Fred was employed by Duffy-Mathers as a mechanic. He then followed in his father’s footsteps as a hydroelectric engineer for Minnesota Power and worked there until his retirement.
He is survived by his son, John (Teresa) of Esko; granddaughter, Samantha Shipley; step-granddaughter Alexis Chambers; brother, William “Bill” of Duluth; sisters, Sandra (Dennis) Nelson of St. Michael and Laurel McLevis of Barnum; mother-in-law, Sylvia Siltanen of Cloquet; sister-in-law, Linda (Dave) Mitchell of Esko; nephews, Shawn, Scott, and Stephen Sarazin, Tyler and Anthony Bagne, and Al and Jason Mitchell; and nieces, Tess Williams and Ginger Konz.
VISITATION: 1 until the 2 p.m. Memorial Service Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Spring inurnment will be at Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Esko. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com