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Michael Paul Shelsky

February 23, 1953 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 66)


Michael P. Shelsky, 66, of Tipton, entered eternity on Thursday February 6, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, February 12th from 5-7 at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Online condolences may be shared at

Mike was born on March 23, 1953 in Westfield, Massachusetts and was the son of Robert and Norah Thorpe Shelsky. Mike graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1971 and served his country in the US Army serving in Vietnam. Mike worked in facility management for the University of Iowa for many years. Mike was united in marriage to Connie Rose Grothusen Zearley on July 18, 1997 in Tipton, Iowa and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tipton.

Mike is survived by his wife, Connie of Tipton, sons, Jason Shelsky and Robert Shelsky, both of St. Louis and J.J. (Jamie) Zearley, daughter, Jennifer Wick of Solon, sisters, Kathy (Tony) Cecena and Dawn, and his brother Robert Shelsky, and his 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Celebration of Life
February 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

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