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SHAW, Wayne 1919-2006

SHAW, JACKSON, CALL, SPARENBORG

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/12/2015 at 07:55:57

Wayne Shaw, 86, of Grundy Center, died from natural causes on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Monday, February 20, 2006 at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Lee Webb officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center with military honors provided by Grundy Center American Legion Post #349 and AMVETS Post #17. Visitation is from 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Wayne was born May 18, 1919 in Seymour, Iowa, son of Boyd and Grace (Jackson) Shaw. He was raise on a farm attending country school and then school at Hopeville and Beaconsfield. In 1932 his father died and in 1935 his mother and Wayne moved to Cedar Falls. He graduated from Teachers College High School in Cedar Falls in 1937. After high school Wayne worked in a service station-garage and later purchased the business. In 1941 he married Marjorie Call, sold the business and moved to Minneapolis where he worked in a defense plant. They were the parents of three boys, Richard, David and Donald.

In 1943 he joined the Army Engineers in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in the Philippine Islands to help rebuild Manila. After returning from the military he worked for S&S Firestone in Cedar Falls and New Hampton, until 1952 and his family moved to Grundy Center where he bought the Firestone business. In 1964 he sold the business and became the sales manager for Grundy County R.E.C. His wife, Marjorie died March 21, 1973 and he was united in marriage to Kathryn Sparenborg on July 6, 1974. He retired from R.E.C. May 18, 1981 and was a part time real-estate salesman for Grundy Real-Estate until 1989.

Wayne was always interested in the community and was active in the following organizations, serving as either an officer or on the Board of Directors in many of them: Community Club, Rotary, Masonic Lodge, Development Corporation, Town & Country Golf Club, American Legion, Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Community Center and Senior Housing. His hobbies were golf, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, watching sporting events, and in his retirement years spending his winters in Texas. One of his greatest joys was spending time with family ? he loved each and every one of them with all his heart.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; sons, David (Barbara) of Stillwater, Minnesota and Don (Valerie) of Platteville, Wisconsin; brothers, Merrill (Delilah) Shaw of Fountain Hills, Arizona and John Shaw of Waterloo; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Berger of Vinton; step-children, Robert Sparenborg of Grundy Center and Nancy (Gary) Steinfeldt of Eldora; and by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Richard; and brother, Russell.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


 

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