Milton Walter Shuey passed away on January 24, 2019 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Milton was born March 12, 1930, in Burchard, Nebraska, the oldest of eight children born to Willis Aubrey and Erma Mary (Steiner) Shuey. He grew up on a farm in nearby Crab Orchard, Nebraska, in the southeastern portion of Nebraska.
Milton attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska, meeting Marlene Ann Winterberg on campus. They were married in 1951. Milton served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, based in southern California.
Milton and Marlene had five children: David Milton Shuey, Warren Willis Shuey, Wayne Arthur Shuey, John William Shuey, and Mary Ellen Shuey Jaffe.
Milton was predeceased by his wife of 48 years in 1999, brother Eldon Shuey, sister, Wilmetta Shuey, and brother-in law, Russ Rasmussen.
He is survived by his five children, siblings, Marianne Applegate and husband Fred, Keith Shuey and wife Bonnie, Linda Fewson and husband George, Charlene Rasmussen, and Dean Shuey and wife Bobbi, brother-in-law, James Winterberg and wife Linda and numerous nieces and nephews. Milton is also survived by his friend and companion Irene Dziondziak of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Milton played baseball while growing up, and enjoyed playing softball and volleyball on church teams in the 1960's and 1970's. His favorite sports teams were the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Chicago Cubs.
Milton lived in numerous cities throughout the country: Omaha, NE; Cedar Rapids, IA; East Lansing, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Naperville, IL; Plano, TX; and Fort Wayne, IN. He established himself and family in the United Methodist Church in each of these locales, where he served on committees and organizations throughout his life.
Milton and Marlene celebrated their 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Grandpa Milt especially enjoyed taking his granddaughters to the book store in Fort Wayne.
Milton was a hospice volunteer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana from August 2004 until 2017. The family wishes memorials be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46814.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Rob Clark officiating
Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery, Lewiston, Nebraska with full military honors by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team and the American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post #8221 of Tecumseh.
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