He was born April 23, 1924, on the family farm east of Pine City to Clair and Ruth (Wiseman) Shuey. He married Jeannette Eileen Bodell on April 2, 1946, They moved to Grand Rapids Jan. 1, 1948. He was employed by logging firms north of Big Falls and the iron mines before joining Blandin Paper Company. He retired in 1979 as production superintendent after 42 years. He was given the title "papermaker" and was honored as Superintendent of the Year by the PIMA Association. He was a member of the Pine City High School Marching Band and the Golden Gloves Boxing Association. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where he served as usher, song leader, Sunday School teacher, trustee, treasurer, lay preacher and also served on the Minnesota District Advisory Board, Nazarene World Missionary Council and Camp Board. He and his wife were honored with a Distinguished Service Award by the Church of the Nazarene. He also served a term as the treasurer for the Itasca County Independent Republicans, was a life member of the North American Hunting Club, the National Rifle Association and the Grand Rapids Golden Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette; two daughters, Carol Nelson, Bemidji, and Paula Johnson, Duluth; four sons, Wendyll Shuey, Chisholm, Mark Shuey, Pinellas Park, Fla., Bruce Shuey, Eagle, Idaho, and Lyle Shuey, Pendleton, Ind.; four sisters, Alice DeWeese, Grand Haven, Mich., Diane Strom, Osseo, Mary Lou Nylen, Paynesville, and Patricia Stenmo, Rush City; a brother, Robert Shuey, Pine City; his stepmother, Louise Shuey, Pine City; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Clair and Ruth; his sister, Phyllis; and his stepbrother, Kenneth Bloom.
Funeral: Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. James Spaid officiating. Visitation is Friday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Funeral Home.
Burial: Itasca Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.