Gilbert Lane "Butch" Shelton (1942 - 2015)


Gilbert Lane "Butch" Shelton, 72, of Altamont, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Dr. James Wright and the Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post No. 7676. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont and one hour before services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Shelton was born on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1942, in Effingham, the son of Eddie and Mary Newburn Shelton. He married Martha Duckwitz on June 24, 1967, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Brian Shelton and his wife Carolyn of Montgomery, Ala., and Matt Shelton of Nederland, Texas; and mother, of Beecher City.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 12 to Jan. 21, 2015