Tasia Nicole Shelly

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, April 10, 1986
Date of Death:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
26 years old


Date: Saturday February 02, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Sunday February 03, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Autumn Ridge Church [ view map ]

Celebration of Life

Date: Sunday February 03, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Autumn Ridge Church [ view map ]


Location: Greenwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, April 10, 1986
Date of Death:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
26 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, April 10, 1986
Date of Death:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
26 years old

Tasia Nicole Shelly

Tasia Nicole Shelly, 26 of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2013 at her home in Rochester.

Tasia Cappel was born on April 10, 1986 in Rochester to Thomas and Gail Cappel.  She was a 2004 graduate of Dover-Eyota High School. At the age of 16, she began working at Kids Korner in Eyota, MN.  On August 24, 2007, she married the love of her life, Tim Shelly and they were married at her grandparent’s home in Hammond, MN.  The couple made Rochester their home where she enrolled at Rochester Community and Technical College. Tasia had a passion for teaching children and was a good role model for her younger family members. She was loved dearly by all who knew her.

Tasia is survived  by her husband Tim, her parents Thomas and Gail (Jostock) Cappel of Eyota, mother-in-law Dianne (Bruce) Harris of Glenwood City, WI, father-in-law Dean (Donna) Shelly of Rock Rapids, IA, brother-in-law Dave Shelly of Springfield, MO, her grandparents Mathew “Jack” and Joanne (Schnell) Jostock of Hammond, a grandmother Romaine Cappel of Rochester,  uncles Tony (Cheri) Jostock of Delray Beach, FL, Ken (Cris) Jostock of Kasson, MN, Jim (Heather) Jostock of Sun Valley, NV, aunts Amy (Earle) Story of Palmdale, CA, Ann Cappel of Rochester, Rebecca (Dave) Schinas of Rangeley, ME, Michelle Cappel of Rochester and nephews Brandon and Dylan.  She is also survived by her three “Kids” (her dogs) Sam, Meg and Sydney.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather F.E. Cappel and her uncle William “Bill” Cappel.

A celebration of Tasia’s life will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Autumn Ridge Church officiated by Pastor Dan Farm. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at Autumn Ridge. Her body will be interred privately at Greenwood Cemetery, Plainview, MN.

Macken Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences are welcome www.mackenfuneralhome.com


The family of Tasia Nicole Shelly has received the following condolences.

Gail and family,

I am so sorry for your loss.  We wish we could of been there but were out of town.  Our thought and prayers are with you all.

God Bless and we love you.

Kathy and David Jeanson

Dear Gail,

I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's sudden death. What an unspeakable tragedy for you all. I pray that our God, who is the source of all strength, will give you the strength to face each new day. He hears our prayers.

"Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord! Lord hear my voice! Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!" Psalm 130: 1-2

- Carol, your classmate at RCLS and JM

Dear Gail and family,

I am so sad for your loss - Tasia was a gift, a blessing to all.I watched Tasia after school for a short period of time when she was attending Jefferson Elementary. She was such a sweetheart. I will never forget her smile - Her smile and her sweet tender heart will always remain a wonderful memory. My heart aches for you, and I pray you will find comfort in all who knew and loved her and that God will provide you strength.


Gail, and family

  My deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers! May you now have your sweet angel looking over you!

Gail,Tom,Tim and Family:
My deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Tasia was a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face and a kind word. The world was a better place having Tasia in it. I am glad and lucky to have known her. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Nels Trolen
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
? John Lennon

Gail and Tom,

Matt and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter.  I know your hearts are breaking now and there is little anyone can do to help you heal.  Know that there are so many of us that truly care about you. 

With all our love,

Matt and Gretchen

Dear Gail, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your Tasia. I know that she is the love of your life. My deepest thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Bless you, Janet


Gail and Tom:

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts.


Dear Tom, Jack, Joanne and entire family of Tasia:

We offer our most sincere sympathy of the loss of Tasia. Our thouoghts and prayers are with all of you. We haven't seen each other for some time, but as neighbors we recall our friendship with the Jostock family. Please know we experience some of you loss in our hearts. May God give you the grace you need at this difficult time.

John and Jen Koop and family

We were so impossibly saddened to hear about the news of Tasia's passing.  She was the teacher of our oldest son, Kadin (4) at EKK for the last 7 months...a short time, but certainly long enough for her to become one of Kadin's favorites.  Although we switched daycares a month ago, I remember when we left Kids Korner on our last day, Tasia stopped me and said, "Kadin can be a stinker, but we love him!"  She was always so patient and kind with him and enjoyed him for the ball of energy that he is. When I told him the sad news today, he said, "I feel so bad for Tasia, but now she's in heaven with Papa!"  We pray for the family that she has left behind and rest in the knowledge that her beautiful soul is in heaven peacefully watching over us all.  May God watch over you all at this most difficult time. 

Amy Story,

You and your family are in mine and Earl's prayers. I hope to see you before you go back to California dear.

Love and Prayers,


Gail and Tom, 

So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I worked with Tasia at EKK the last couple years until I started a new job and I can truly say that I loved every minute of it. She was so fun to be around; the way she laughed at so many things and always had a positive attitude toward everything. I am so glad to have met her and I wish so badly that I could have spent more time with her, as do so many others. Tim, I know more than anything that she loved you with her entire heart. She would always mention your name and her face would light up. To the family, I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart for she should not have left this world so soon. Everybody who had the chance to meet Tasia has been blessed and will miss her dearly.

Tasia's family-  We first met Tasia when our daughter joined EKK 3 years ago and it was clear that Tasia had a way with children that could only be described as a gift.  The peace of mind that came with knowing someone like her was watching our kids is beyond description.  It does not seem fair that her time here was so short, but every minute she spent watching our daughter was a truly a blessing.  We pray for you in this time of grief and hope you take comfort knowing there are countless children that are better because of the time they spent with Tasia.        


My heart goes out to you and your family during these troubled times. 



Tom .Gail  & Family

I am so sorry for your loss . You are in my thoughts and prayers .May God be with you and your family .

Jack,Joan,Tom and Gail, we were so shocked to hear the sad news. We are thinking of you and you are in our prayers. Ron and Judy

To the family of Tasia:  We knew her as Ms. Tasia.  She had been with my daughter, Leah, for 3 years at Kids Korner, from the infant room to the pre-school room.  My daughter moved up to the preschool room on the same day that Tasia started in that room.  It was such a comfort to know she was with Tasia during the hard transition to the "big kid room."  It's a blessing that the kids are so innocent at this age, as they don't understand the full extent of this loss.  My daughter said she would go visit Ms. Tasia in heaven in one month.  She was a beautiful person, and we will miss her so much.  She was kind and patient, and had such a good heart.  I'm so very sad that my infant son will not get to know her.  I just want all of Tasia's family to know that she affected so many children's lives for the better.  She may be gone, but she has left her mark on our children's lives.  She was too good from this world.  Praying for everyone that knew and loved Ms. Tasia.

We are deeply saddened and in disbelief. We loved Tasia from the moment we brought Josh to Kids Korner almost 5 years ago, she was our family friend since the day we meet. She had a zest for life! We know she is an angel now, watching over all the children she cared for as her own. Josh is sad, we are sad. We miss you Tasia!  

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Sean & Nina Story

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone who knew Tasia.  Our condolences go out to you and yours during this very difficult time.  We love you and are here if you need anything. 

Gail, Tom, Tim and all the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sudden and difficult time for you. Amy always spoke so highly of Tasia and the brief times that I saw her she was always so friendly and full of energy and had the best smile. I could tell from her posts on fb how much she loved the work she did with children and how much all of her family meant to her. I'm so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you all in these very difficult days ahead.

Kris Handke and Jason Mack

Gail & Family-

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Gail.  I've always known how special Tasia was to you and everyone that she crossed paths with.  Everyone always spoke so highly of her.  She will truley be missed.  Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.  I pray that the wonderful memories that you've shared together will help you through this difficult time.


Jack, JoAnn, Gail and Tom,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tasia. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. 

Those that knew Tasia were truly blessed. I went to High School with her and unfortunately hadn't kept up with her since I graduated but she will always stand out as the nicest, sweetest girl. It's so sad that she was taken so early, but she was a pure delight in her short time on earth.

My thoughts and prayers are with her close friends and family in this difficult time.


Dearest Tom and Gail - we extend our sincerest condolences on your sudden and tragic loss. I remember Tasia as a tiny girl, and admired her beauty and sweetness, as well as your kindness and love toward her. I pray that God holds you tight and comforts you.

Gail and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you and I pray that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Christine Heitzler

I am so sorry for your loss.  Words cannot express my sympathy to you all.  You have wonderful memories that you can hold near and dear to your heart and you now have a beautiful angel watching over you.  Hugs to you!

Ms. Tasia 

Pure joy of life

Dearest Friend:  I loved you so and will miss you beyond words.I am so proud to have called you my friend & what a team we were with our little ones at EKK. You always amazed me with every thing you did. Your strength, love and gift with children. Your compassion for everything that touched your heart. Your love for family and the animals you hold dear to your heart. I will forever hear you and see your beautiful smile! My heart pains for your beloved husband Tim who you said was always your soul mate. Your parents loss must be unbearable. Family meant everything to you & I know they understood this. Watch over us and don't have to much fun with the children & dogs up in heaven....I will see you some day and we will dance and sing again!

I love you Ms. Tasia

Ms. Chrissy 

My children grew to know and love Tasia over the years she cared for them so lovingly at Kids Korner, and as the only babysitter my children have known.  They so looked forward to spending time with her, appreciating her attentive and understanding nature.  It was an honor to have her care for them; my daughter Avery, especially, loves her so.  We speak of her often and will never forget the way she has helped shape my children.  I know her sweet nature and love for them will be with them forever.  This is such a great loss and we are just so grateful to have known her.

Tom, Gail & Family

Our hearts ache for all of you. Tasia is a beautiful, intelligent caring person and has blessed us all by being a part of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We are so saddened to hear about Tasia's unexpected death.  We are at a loss for words, at the moment.

One of our first remembrances of Tasia is coming to our house with you, and going fishing.  She was a little girl at that time.  Over the years we have seen her periodically and watched her grow into a lovely lady.  We also remember seeing her when she worked at Fleet Supply and watched how delicately she handled customers that came through the check out line.

Keeping you in our prayers that God will give you the strength you need during these dark days. 

I am so sorry that i have never met my cousin Tashia.  I heard that she was a beautiful, kind, loving and fun person and i am so sadden that i have never had the pleasure to met my own cousin.  I love you.  For someone to die at such a early age is just so unfair but i know that she is in good hands with God. For her parents, Gail, my first cousin, iam so sorry.  Love you.

I met Tasia when she started at Kids Korner. She was working under me as an assistant but to me it was more like we were working together, as a team. I was blessed to be at her beautiful wedding and she babysat for my children. I often visited her after I left working at Kids Korner and when we would see each other, we would just laugh. I love her. I read this book once that was about a women who had died briefly, went to the other side, then came back to talk about it. She talked about how our spirits, before we are born, choose our life and our parents. I see Tasia saying "God, I want to have Tom and Gail be my parents, I want to Marry Tim and have a happy and wonderful life with all those that love me." God would say "Are you sure, Tasia, it is but a brief life you would have." To which Tasia would reply, "I would rather have a short time on earth surrounded by love and happiness than a long life of regret or unhappiness." God would have replied, "Amen."

"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die." ~Thomas Campbell

Tim, I pray you feel the love and support of those around you, you're never alone. God bless you and uphold you on your journey through grief. Thinking of you, my friend.

We are so sorry for your loss.  Tasia was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly.  We are so thankful to have had her in our lives. Thinking of you all. 

our prayers are sent to all of our family and her family. we love everyone and soo sad this has happened but she is in a better place and may the lord guide everyone to be stronger to this difficult time. love the smith family charlotte linnette and mema adeline

even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for tho art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. psalms 23.4 the lord will guide you and your family  love always davette deion and deionna from concord ca

Tom and Gail,

We were shocked and saddened to hear about your loss of Tasia. We both want you to know we are keeping your in our thoughts. May you find some peace and comfort during this time.

Annie Clement & Jim Weber


I graduated with Tasia back in 2004, which right now doesn't seem so long ago. I was shocked when I found out, complete disbelief. The world lost her way too soon. She was just so kind and had such an upbeat attitude with a laugh that I'll never forget even though I have not seen her since the day we graduated.

She was someone who was genuinely kind. I don't remember her ever saying anything negative about another person. I have tremendous respect for her and all those who love her.

Tasia, you're in my thoughts and heart. 

Words cannot express the deep sympathy I have for all those who lost a part of themselves with her. My heart is with all of you.

With love,
Sophie Rollie (Knetter)

I am very sorry for your loss.  May the Lord be with your friends and family in this time.

"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way." 


My heart aches for you, I am so sorry that you have to endure this painful experience.  You and Tasia seemed like such a happy couple together.  Know that even though she is no longer physically with you, she will always live on in your heart.  May you find peace and comfort in happy memories, and know your co-workers are here for support whenever you will need it.

Jacque Hahn

Gail and Tim,


I am very sorry to hear about this sad news. My prayers goes out to you and your family. If you need anything please don't hesitate to do so. Once again, I am very sorry about your loss.


- Casey



Tasia was my student last semester at RCTC.  She was enrolled in my online English course, and although we never met face-to-face, I learned much about Tasia.  She was obviously a remarkable young woman who loved her husband, family, dogs, and the children she worked with so very much.  She was always the first to jump in and help a fellow classmate who had a question.  Please know that you all have countless people who are holding you all in their thoughts and prayers.  May the many wonderful memories that you have bring you peace and comfort in the days to come. 

Isaiah says he misses the best teacher but knows that Tasia is his angel now. This is how one 5 year old is dealing with this great loss. I worked with Tasia every day and saw her enjoying every minute she spent with the children at the center. Tim, Gail and Tom you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I promise to help keep memories of Tasia alive in the hearts of those her knew her.

"Zoey is sad" This is how our 3 year old daughter expesses how she feels about not being able to see Tasia. That is a simple statement of how we all feel. Tasia has been Zoeys teacher since the day she started school and she was wonderful to our daughter, we will all miss seeing her every day. All of us our very saddend for your loss, but we will remember what a wonderful impact she had on our family. Our thoughts are with you.

Tom, Tim, and Gail-

I cannot put into words how sorry I am for your loss. Tasia was an AMAZING person, and just her name could sure make Gail smile big and bright. Although we are far away you are always in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you in this trying time.

Love Matt & Jenn Klotz

I am so sorry for your loss aunt gail, uncle tom, and tim. Tasia was the best cousin anyone could ever ask for, and I sincerely know that she is watching over us. She was already an angel, but now she has her wings. Tasia was an inspiration on so many levels and will continue to live on in our hearts. Love you guys and I'm always here. 

My deepest sympathy goes out to Tasia's family.  Gail, please know that all of us at work are here to support you.  I sincerely wish you all the best during this very sad time.  JD

Tim, Gail, and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Tasia's passing. I know she was loved very much by all of you.  My thoughts are wth you all during this very difficult time. -Karrie Elliott

Cappel/Shelly Family:

I went to high school with Tasia and she was always a bright light and always made people smile. She will be greatly missed! I was completely shocked and saddened to hear she was taken so soon and so unexpectedly. We are all lucky to have known her.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Helgeson

Tim, Gail and Tom, deepest sympathy to you over the passing of Tasia.  Pastor Farm will say things way better than I ever could, so I'll leave that to him.  Just know, Gail, that you have co-workers who are there for you.  God's peace to you all. 

Tim, Gail and Tom, deepest sympathy to you over the passing of Tasia.  Pastor Farm will say things way better than I ever could, so I'll leave that to him.  Just know, Gail, that you have co-workers who are there for you.  God's peace to you all. 

My condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time.  i was completely shocked and sadden when heard about the loss of your daughter.  I am  here for you if you need anything during this difficult time. I love you Gail and i hope yopu count on all of us for anything you need...

Gail, We here at Prewire Specialists.Inc. are so sorry to hear the sadning news of the passing of your daughter.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless!  

Tim,  I am so sorry about your losing Tasia.  No words can take your pain away, but I pray that happy memories and family and friends will help you get through this difficult time.  Know that your friends at The Homestead are praying for you and holding you in our hearts.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.  Nancy Jennings - HR

Tom and Gail.. I just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. Just know you have so many people who love and are praying for you in this most difficult time. May God hold you close and give you the strength to get through this time. God Bless you..

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how deepen sadden I am for you and your family. May your memoires bring you strength in this very sad time. Sending you big hugs! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bobbie Jo Dostal


Gail and Tom,

Words cannot express the shock and disbelief held by all after hearing the news of your beloved daughter's passing.  May your friends and family be your light through the shadows within this difficult time.  We love you.


Tom and Gail-

Our condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time.  We were shocked and sadden to hear about the loss of Tasia.  Please know that we are here for you if you need anything during this difficult time.  Heaven has gained another angel.