Kim J. Shelrud, 72, of Clara City, formerly of Raymond, died Sunday, August 11th at his home. His memorial service will be 3:00 pm, Friday, August 16th at Harvey Anderson Clara City Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.hafh.org
Kim was born on October 10, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Louis and Doris (Rykken) Shelrud. He grew up in Raymond where he graduated from Raymond High School with The Class of 1965. He went on to attend Ridgewater College in Willmar. Kim worked with his father at the Raymond News, and was active with the Raymond Rocket’s town ball baseball team where he was a pitcher. Kim was inducted into The Raymond Rockets Hall of fame in 2013. On November 7, 1975, Kim was united in marriage to Sharron Hopp in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The couple lived in Raymond, Willmar, Atwater, and Clara City.
Kim and Sharron later owned and operated the Raymond News in Raymond and he also worked in food and beverage service in the area including: John’s Supper Club, Pool and Pub, and Edenberry’s.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Raymond.
Kim was very athletic, playing several high school sports including: baseball and basketball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing at Maple Lake and golfing. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Gophers. His love of town baseball was evident by his participation in the organization and mentoring players.
After a courageous battle with cancer Kim passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, August 11th.
He is survived by his wife Sharron; daughters: Talana McGinn (and Michael Heacock) of Litchfield, Michelle (and Steve) Randt of Cosmos, Mindi (and Mike) Ogdahl of Litchfield; son Jamie Shelrud of Clara City; 12 grandchildren: Ashley (and Scott) Benoit, Taylor Ogdahl (and Eric Hess), Cierra Shelrud, Samantha Werner, Emily (and Tanner Bos), Nicole Randt, Madisyn Randt, Jade Shelrud, Jasmine Shelrud, Jackson Shelrud, Jonathan Shelrud, Colten Havemeir five great-grandchildren: Jay and Allie Benoit, Braxton Bemboon, Meah Hesse, Nayely Hesse with another one on the way; and several cousins and other family and friends.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Shannon Havemeir.
Blessed be his memory!