O.J. Shastid, 82, of Hines, Minnesota died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home .
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck with the Rev. David Yates officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Spring in the Hines Cemetery in Hines with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 372 of Blackduck.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Shastid, Roger Bucher, Don Peterson, Mark Diaz, and his grandsons, Jason Yates, Nate Yates, and Keaton Yates.
He was born July 20, 1928, to Sherman and Viola (Smith) Shastid in Wade, Okla. He attended school in Albany, Okla., until the age of 17, when he joined the U.S. Navy Sept. 12, 1945, during World War II. He served on the USS Eldorado, USS Skagit and the USS LST-919, and the Pacific Reserve Fleet in California. He received the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal, and the China Service Medal. He was honorably discharged July 18, 1949, with the rank of Fireman.
He lived in the San Diego, Calif., area from 1949 to 1972. He worked as a boiler/maintenance for San Diego Gas and Electric and went to welding school in San Diego. He then worked as a welder for Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, Calif.
He married Dolly Denney April 28, 1972. They lived in Bennington, Okla., from 1972 to 1976, and then moved to the Wichita, Kan., area where he worked as a welder for Christopher Steel for 10 years. He retired in March 1986 and moved to Hines, where he has lived since.
He was an avid “rock hound” and enjoyed singing. He accepted Christ as his personal savior in 1979 and was a past member of Countryview Baptist Church in Goddard, Kan., where he was active in the church’s bus ministry. He was currently an active member of Landmark Baptist Church in Cass Lake. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather devoted to Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife; sons, Roger Shastid of Las Vegas and Bryan Shastid of Wichita, Kan.; his daughter, Kim (the Rev. David) Yates of Cass Lake; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat Irish, in 1969; his parents; and brothers, Theodore Shastid and Estel “Jiggs” Shastid.
Messages of condolence may be sent at Cease Funeral Home