October 10, 1929 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 92)

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Frank J. Shusta, age 92, of Ely passed away to the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday March 26, 2022 at Boundary Waters Care in Ely. 

He was born October 10, 1929, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Felix and Helen (Kowalsik) Shusta. 

Frank served in the Navy after his high school graduation. He married Shirley Parks of Chisholm on June 2, 1951. 

Frank worked for Chevrolet dealerships on the range until deciding to enter the insurance business as his long term career in 1965, shortly after, owning his own agency until retiring in 1995. 

Frank was a member of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. His love of collecting antique cars and parts from all over showed in the cars he did get restored to enjoy driving and displaying at car shows. Frank was a long term member in many national, state and local antique car clubs. 

Frank always had time to interact with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with family functions and events. He will be sorely missed by many but had taught some to follow in his footsteps. 

Frank is survived by his wife Shirley, children Ron Shusta, of Duluth, MN; Tom (Bessie) Shusta, of Ramsey,  MN; Mick (Patty) Shusta, of Ely, MN; Jan (Lee) Shusta, of Blaine, MN: Greg (Karen) Shusta, of Otsego, MN; Val Brandt, of Lutsen, MN; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Siblings, Florence Sipsas, Ted (Diane) Shusta and Patricia (Butch) Ketchmark.

Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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