Charles W. Shipley, 82, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice.
Charles W. Shipley, 82, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice. Charles Wayne Shipley born July 8, 1935, to parents George and Margaret (Vanderlin) Shipley. Chuck was born at the General Hospital in Devils Lake. He was raised on a farm three and half miles north of Devils Lake. He attended Washington Elementary and graduated in 1953 from Central High School in Devils Lake. In high school, he enjoyed playing basketball and he was the Secretary of the Ag program in 1952 and 1953. After graduation Chuck worked on his parent’s farm. On June 2, 1958, he was united in marriage to Eileen Marie Deitz. They called Devils Lake home where they lived and raised their six children, Mark, Donna, Charlene, Scott, Trent and Jeffrey. During that time they owned and operated Chuck’s Superette "The Little Green Store" grocery store. He then worked for Groves-Kelco for seven years as an on-the-road salesman of general merchandise; 40 years at Somody Supply as an on-the-road salesman for health and beauty aids. During Chuck's retirement, he drove cars for 18 years for Lake Chevrolet and for six years delivered The Morning Edition for Reslock Printing. If you were to ask Chuck what his greatest joys in life were, he would tell you: duck and goose hunting with the boys, spending time at the lake with the family, golfing and going to coffee with the Coffee Crew. Earl Hanson, Chuck mentioned frequently when talking about golf and just that he was one heck of a good guy and friend. He is survived by his children, Mark (Rebecca Olson) Shipley, Donna (Robert) Reierson, Charlene (Terry) Peterson all of Devils Lake, Scott (Barb) Shipley of Fargo, ND, Trent (Angela Hillyard) Shipley and Jeffrey (Maria) Shipley. His grandchildren include; Jessica Shipley, Justin (Mary) Mertens, Shanene (Ryan) Stromme, Joseph (Betsy) Reierson, Brock, Niki and Trent Reierson, Sheena and Sean Peterson, Ashley Buckley, Matthew Buckley, Ashley (Thomas) Schwartz, Jessi (Ryan) Brunner, Samantha and Alex Henderson, Amanda and Kevin Shipley and Deke and Red, yellow labs and great-grandchildren include; Weston, Scarlett, and Sophie Stromme, Lukas and Samuel Reierson, Brayden and Hudson Brunner, Thomas Bean and Eastyn Eichelberger, Michael, Kasia, Samantha, Annabelle, and Blaythe Buckley. Charles is survived by his sister, Karen (Ernie) Osowski and their family. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret; his brother, George Jr., and grandson, Michael Buckley.