September 10, 1926 - November 16, 2019
DeWitt Stuart Shelton, 93, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on November 16, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born on September 10, 1926, in rural Davis County, Iowa to James Walter and Ethel Lora Good Shelton. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1945 and Bloomfield Junior College in 1947. After junior college, he attended Iowa State University earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education. He taught high school in West Bend, Corydon, and Davis County, Iowa retiring in 1986 after more than 30 years teaching. DeWitt was a beloved teacher and he really enjoyed interacting with the many students over the years. While teaching, he was FFA co-advisor for the local chapter and received an FFA Honorary Degree and the National Honorary FFA Degree. DeWitt also farmed his mother’s family’s Century Farm for many years; raising livestock and growing crops. On September 5, 1948, DeWitt married Phyllis Altheide at the Bloomfield Methodist Church. The couple had two children; Rebecca and Stuart. DeWitt had been a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church since 1938, serving as Deacon, Elder, Board Chairperson, Memorial Committee Chairperson, and on other various church committees. He was also very active with the Davis County Fair and served on the Fair Board for many years. He loved attending the Davis County Fair and had been attending since he was a young child. Other organizations DeWitt volunteered for include Davis County Cattlemen’s Association, Bloomfield Lion’s Club, Bloomfield Public Library Board, Bloomfield Community Housing Association, Davis County Tourism Corporation, Davis County Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Davis County Historical Society. His tireless efforts in education, church, and community organizations touched many lives and he will be greatly missed by his family and community members. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Shelton; daughter, Rebecca (Garry) Berryman of Scottsdale, Arizona; son, Stuart (Dixie) Shelton of Stockton, Illinois; six grandsons, Bradley (Rebecca) Berryman of Woodinville, Washington, Cale (Michelle) Berryman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Eric (Vicki) Berryman of Glendale, Arizona, Travis (Sarah) Shelton of Ankeny, Iowa, Chad (Kendra) Shelton of McFarland, Wisconsin, Trent (Chika) Shelton of Tokyo, Japan; and eight great-grandchildren, Elliana and Garrick Berryman, Graham and Shea Berryman, Paxton and Finley Shelton, Beckett and Kyler Shelton. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Baughman. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Bloomfield Christian Church with Pastor Jim Wakelin officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church and the Davis County Agriculture Society (Davis County Fair).
DeWitt Stuart Shelton, 93, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on November 16, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born on September 10, 1926, in rural Davis County, Iowa to James Walter and Ethel Lora Good Shelton. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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