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Shelden Misquadace


Shelden Misquadace

October 30, 1984 - June 13, 2021

Shelden Rae Misquadace Sr., was born in Cloquet, MN, to Bernadette (Birdie) Misquadace and Eugene Whiteman on October 30, 1984. Musician and avid skateboarder, Shelden's love of life did not come to an end with his death. Shelden passed away unexpectedly on June 13th at the age of 36 in Cortez, CO. He grew up being cared for by many loving families and spent most of his school age years attending Cloquet Public Schools. He then went on to complete his GED and an Associate of Science degree from FDLTCC. He found pride in his work with the Fond du Lac tribe doing water research and wildfire management and later went on to continue a career in coal mining. The simplest pleasures in life brought joy to Shelden. He loved road trips and enjoyed trekking around Minnesota and Colorado to explore new, adventurous places with his family, Team Misquadace. Shelden was always seeking out opportunities to climb to the highest peak, jump the furthest rock, or scale the side of a cliff without fear or delay. He was known to pull out his guitar, jamming out and singing with whomever was willing and made every attempt at organizing family band sessions. The whole family enjoyed supporting him as he competed in various skateboarding competitions or spending days together learning new skateboarding tricks.

Shelden journeyed through most of his life with Jennifer Misquadace. They were married in 2007 and welcomed 3 children together, Shelden Ray Jr. (15), Layla Fae (13), and Carsen Jude (12). Although their union ended, the two remained in a supportive relationship with one another until he left his earthly body.

Shelden is survived by his three children Shelden Jr., Layla, and Carsen; parents, Bernadette Misquadace and Eugene Whiteman; long-time love and mother of his children, Jennifer Misquadace; brothers Del, Delton, Vernon, Gabe, Geno, and Garret; sisters Ashley and Annie; many nieces and nephews; and other numerous other in-laws, friends, and family who will miss his cheerful attitude and bright smile. He is preceded in death by his brother Dale.

Service information is pending.


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