PINE RIVER -- Archie Shamp, age 81, of Pine River, Minn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Archie was born March 20, 1922, in Brainerd, Minn., to Frank and Elizabeth (Brooks) Shamp. He was raised in the Pine River area. He was united in marriage to Elene Smith on Dec. 29, 1943, and the two continued to make their home in Pine River. Elene passed away on Sept. 23, 1999. Archie was married to Eleanor Vargo on July 27, 2002, and the two continued to make their home in Pine River.
Archie was very active in his church, town board, school board, Cattleman's Association and ASCS. He loved hunting, ice fishing and was an avid card player with numerous card clubs in the area.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor of Pine River; two sons, Mike (Malanie) Shamp of Pine River, and Skip (Sherri) Shamp of Pine River; five daughters, Liz (Lynn) Clodfelder of Pine River, Isabella Carlson of Pine River, Agnes (Keith) Farnam of Pine River, Patty Melby of Pine River, and Darlene (Ben) Oseien of Henning, Minn.; one brother, Vern, of Austin, Minn.; four sisters, Clara Connors of Cass Lake, Minn., Marie Johnson of Carson City, Nev., Katie Davis of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Vi Smith of Pine River, Minn.; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elene, one grandson, Robert, one brother, Bert, and two sisters, Kaye Revell and Ruth Shamp.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Pine River with Father Bruce Engen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be held at Shamp Family Cemetery of rural Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home of Pine River.
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