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John Karl Shelley

February 2, 1958 - March 16, 2021

John was born and raised in Juneau Alaska. John was a proud member of Alaska's IBEW Local 1547 Union Brotherhood, for more than 40 years. A full-blooded Alaskan outlaw, he made his home in many different places in the Greatland. He found happiness in the cold Ocean Breeze,rain, and the loving eyes of his many dogs. In life we often save the best things for last. John left a lasting impact on many in his lifetime. His closest friends in Oregon, where he spent his last years , described him as patient, compassionate, wise, always willing to teach and always happy to listen. He was at peace and he weathered his storms alone. When it's over some will say it will rain a sunny day I know, shining down like water. Now when we see the rain coming down on a sunny day we will all know why. Survived by Daughter Sarah Rose, granddaughter Aurora Storm, grandson Bruce Lee, and the champion of Champions Lucas.

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Beautiful thoughts about brother John He will most certainly remain in our hearts and thoughts. Definitely a character, whatever part of him you saw. Forever your loving sister. I can just see John laughing and telling me I'm the oldest now.

I so love my brother Also survived by siblings, Betty, Steven, Sandra, Lazette and Michelle. Forever in my heart. Missing him with each and every day. I know he is happy to be in Heaven with the many family members that went ahead of him, greeting him with love and open arms...  Mom (Nancy), Grandma Rose, Grandpa Jim, Great Uncle Karl, Uncles Jack and Aaron and many others. Loved and missed. Rest In Peace my brother, I will do my best to keep making you proud and watching over your daughter Sarah and your grandkids Aurora & Bruce. Thankful for you and you are no longer in pain. Sandra

My condolences go out to all the family. We loved John very much. Hadn't seen him in years but have lots of fun memories. Rest in peace. Thank you God for the time we had with him.

My sincere condolences.  

RIP John, memory eternal.  Condolences to his families.  Sending love from all of us—holding all of you in the light.  

Kind thoughts and love go out to your family from mine.  I know that John and my son Paul were good friends. I have always loved Betty also.   So sorry for your loss.

RIP brother.