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Fern Shell

   Fern C. Shell, 86, of Flint, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek with Pastor Don Smith officiating. Interment will be held at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to American Legion Post #310.

   He was born August 31, 1918 in Gladwin, the son of Dennis and Ellen (Hutson) Shell. He married Arlene Karrer on May 23, 1941 in Swartz Creek. He was a veteran of the U.S Army serving in World War II as a Quarter Master. He retired from the Genesee County Road Commission as a Superintendent on August 31, 1981 after 35 1/2 years of service. He was a life member of American Legion Buick Post #310 and served as Commander for 25 years. He was a life member of the 40/8 and F&AM Lodge #458. He currently served as the Treasurer and Bingo Chairman of the Flint Council of the American Legion and was Past President and Past Secretary. He was a volunteer fireman with Flint Township Fire Department for 25 years and had served on the Flint Township Board for 10 years.

   Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Arlene of Flint; son, Gary L. Shell and wife, Linda of Lennon; two granddaughters, Jodi and husband, Dale Dorr of Davison, Traci Shell and fiancÚ, Saul Segura of Flint; two Greatgrandchildren, Angela and Christopher; sister, Berniece Mulcahy of Swartz Creek; brother-in-law, Jack Karrer and wife, Katherine; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Charles Shell in 1943; brother, Kenneth; two sisters, Rhea and Irene.

   The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff of McLaren Regional Medical Center 6th Floor CCU, especially, Mindy and Michelle.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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