Daniel E. Shelstad, 56 of
Dan was born July 22, 1952 in
He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy in 1975. While attending the University he worked for the Green Giant Company.
His first employment was as an agronomist with Minn-Dak Sugar Beet Cooperative in Wahpeton, ND.
He was later employed as an Agricultural Sales Representative for various chemical companies including Howe in
Dan was very compassionate, generous, warm hearted, and had a host of friends and family.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, carpentry, bowling, and playing softball.
His teams won numerous
Dan married Mary Glass in Stillwater, MN in 1975.
They were later divorced.
Surviving are three daughters, Jill Shelstad of
Also surviving are his parents: John and Norma Shelstad, Kenyon, MN; his sisters: Koreen (Dale) Harstad, Dickinson, TX; Kirsten Shelstad, Albuquerque, NM; Kaia (Bruce) Bergeson, Montevideo, MN; Karla (Jeff) Siem, Falcon Heights, MN; his brother Rolf Shelstad, Lake Park, MN; and brother-in-law Scott Hilleren, Duluth, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kerry Hilleren.
The funeral service for Dan will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at
Arrangements are with Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN.