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Nobel Shadduck, 1904-1997
(as printed in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) March 18, 1997)

Obituary: Nobel Shadduck, noted attorney in Annandale, dies at 92

Nobel Shadduck, 92, a longtime lawyer in Annandale, Minn., who led several state organizations including the Minnesota Society for Crippled Children and Camp Courage Foundation died Sunday [March 16, 1997] at his home in Annandale. He lived his entire life on the same property. His parents operated the Shadduck Resort on Clearwater Lake there. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in forest management from the University of Minnesota and worked in forests in California, Idaho and Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1933 and practiced in Minneapolis until the start of World War II. He was Nebraska state counsel for the Office of Price Administration and later held a similar post in Minnesota. He was in the Navy in China, Burma and India during the war. He practiced law in Annandale until he retired in 1975. From 1973 to 1986 he was director of Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale. He led a variety of groups, including one for foster parents, the Minnesota division of the Izaak Walton League and Better Forestry for Minnesota. Shadduck was a lifelong conservationist and raised English springer spaniels. He published several books and articles on subjects ranging from world politics to education and contributed to opinion pages in local newspapers. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, and four sons, William and Robert, both of Annandale, John, of Tiburon, Calif., and James, of Eden Prairie. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Annandale United Methodist Church, 250 N. Oak Av. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dingmann-Ferrell Funeral Home, 305 E. Park St., Annandale. Memorials to the Integrity Scholarship Fund at Annandale High School are suggested.