Sheldon F. Justice

Died July 20, 2019


Sheldon Francis Justice, 75, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at his home in West Branch with his family by his side. He lived in West Branch since March 2007, formerly of St. Clair Shores.

He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Detroit to Leroy and Mary (Coucke) Justice. Sheldon joined the U.S. Army in 1965, where he spent two years serving during the Vietnam era. On July 24, 1970, he married Kathleen McCue in Detroit. He was a West Branch District Library trustee and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion, Ogemaw County Veterans Alliance Honor Guard and the West River Park Drive Land Association Board.

Sheldon is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen Justice; children, Kevin (Mona Nevill) Justice, Scott (Carrie) Justice, Rebecca (Michael) Dennis and Veronica (Mark) Dougherty; grandchildren, Dorothy Justice, Rusty Dennis, Abby Dennis, Malorie Dennis, Callie Justice, Casey Klofft, Dylan Dougherty, Barbara (Nathan) Wells and Christine (Frank) Ganda; great-grandchildren, Eli Wells and Frankie Ganda; sisters, Louanne Stewart, Sylvia (John) Klimas, Christine (Steve) Whitney and Marilyn Justice; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and in-laws, John and Elaine McCue.

A memorial Mass with veteran honors will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. Visitation will be from 9:45-10:45 a.m. with veterans honors beginning at 10:45 a.m. and the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Father Emmanuel Finbarr will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family in memory of Sheldon Justice.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at


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