Nelson A. Shedd Tekonsha Nelson A. Shedd, 84, of Tekonsha, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born May 22, 1928 in Coldwater, to W. Doane and Grace E. (Thomas) Shedd. He married Eleanor Doolittle on June 13, 1953 in Tekonsha. Nelson lived in Tekonsha his entire life and lived the majority of those years on the Shedd Family Farm which was homesteaded in 1844 by his Great-Grandfather Ranodyne Shedd. Nelson enjoyed farming throughout his lifetime. He was greatly interested and actively involved in all aspects of his family members lives. He is survived by his wife; Eleanor, two sons; Bruce (Patricia) Shedd, Brian Shedd, daughter, Jane (Robert) MacKenzie, grandsons; Adam (Danielle) Shedd, Thomas Shedd, granddaughter; Katherine MacKenzie, grandson; Camden MacKenzie and a brother; Allan (Vickie) Shedd. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents. Nelson joined the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha in 1945 and served in many leadership roles. He was the Chairman of the Building Committee in 1969 when the new Church was erected. In 1978 Nelson also served as Co-chair for the addition to the Church. Community service was another important focus of Nelson's life. He was a current Village Council Trustee as well as an active member of the Tekonsha Historical Society. Past service included the elected offices of Tekonsha Township Supervisor, Tekonsha Township Board Member and 12 years as a School Board Trustee. Between 1950-1952, Nelson served in the Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Nelson was employed for 39 years with Commercial Carriers and retired in 1989. A visitation will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tekonsha. Funeral services celebrating Nelson Shedd's life will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the First Baptist Church in Tekonsha with Reverend Dr. Morris Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Tekonsha. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha or the Tekonsha Historical Society. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com The family was assisted by Putnam's of Tekonsha 517-767-4114.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 5, 2012