Theodore M. "Ted" Shelden, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge.
He was born April 20, 1943, in Trinidad, Colo., to Eli Norman and Ida Mae Clower Shelden.
A lifelong resident of Garden City, Mr. Shelden had worked at Kerr Implement and later as parts manager for Machine Supply for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam era.
On Aug. 16, 1961, he married Barbara Ann Miller in Lakin. She died Dec. 31, 2011, in Garden City. He also was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Jerry and William Shelden; and two sisters, Thelma Turney and Rhonda Church.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Shelden of Topeka, and Michael Shelden of Holcomb; a daughter, Teddi Ann Shelden of Wichita; his mother, Ida Mae Shelden of Lakin; five brothers, Robert Shelden of Branson, Colo., Thomas Shelden of Garden City, Donald Shelden of Rolla, Roger Shelden of Niangua, Mo., and Norman Shelden of Lakin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Inurnment will take place later in Branson.
There will be no public visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.