Wesley Sheveland, 83, died Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. Interment will be in Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church.
Wesley Morris Sheveland was born on the "Sheveland farm" in Sandnes Township south of Hanley Falls on June 5, 1933 to Thebert and Marion (Anderson) Sheveland, the third of nine children. He was baptized and confirmed at the Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. He attended the nearby country school for the first few years of grade school. He then went on to Hanley Falls Public School and graduated HS in 1951.
He was drafted into the Army in 1953 during the Korean Conflict and served in Korea during that war and was honorably discharged in 1955. Wesley spent many years in the 50s and 60s as the General Foreman for Hoganson Construction Company building grain elevators in numerous farming communities throughout the five state upper mid-west. Later he worked in at the Dawson Soy Bean plant as well as farming in Minneota. Wesley also was engaged in a welding business partnership with his brother, Wayne, during the mid 60s in Akron, Iowa.
Wesley was always dedicated to his rural roots, farming and his love of horses. Many years ago he bought a small farm near Minneota, where he farmed, raised cattle and always had several horses to care for. He resided there and continued farming until very recently. He entered the Minneota Manor shortly before his death.
He is survived by sisters: Mavis Suffel of Crystal, Shirley Bergthold of Rice Lake, WI, and Mary Steffl (Bob) of Maple Plain; brothers: Wayne Sheveland (Natalie) of Akron, IA, Merald Sheveland (Carol) of Wood Lake and Dale Sheveland (Karen) of Eden Prairie; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Preceding him in death were his parents and sisters: Charlene Hays and Verna Anderson. Memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice, 408 East Main Street, Suite 8, Marshall MN 56258 or Minnesota Machinery Museum, PO Box 70, Hanley Falls, MN 56245
Happy Trails to you Wesley!