Rodney L. Shaw

Rodney L. Shaw, 97, of Onalaska, died Monday, March 4, 2019.

Sample ImageRodney Leonard Shaw 97 of Onalaska WI passed peacefully into heaven at Mayo Health Systems in La Crosse on Monday March 4, 2019.


He was born January 9, 1922 in Soldier’s Grove, WI to Harold and Edna Shaw. He graduated from Soldier’s Grove High School at the end of childhood spent in Soldier’s Grove and Milwaukee, WI. He served in the army air corps in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. On his return he met Dorothy Christopherson. They married on September 10, 1947 and raised their two sons, Rod and Mike in Soldier’s Grove, Boscobel and Fennimore while advancing their careers. Rod graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from UW-Platteville and served as Fennimore Elementary Principal until his retirement in 1987. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fennimore and also involved in the American Legion and Lion’s Club. Rod and Dorothy traveled extensively and wintered in Arizona for several years. They most recently have enjoyed living in their condo in Onalaska, WI.


He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons: Rodney (Pam) Onalaska, WI, Michael (Marcia) Fon Du Lac, WI; Grandchildren: Jennifer (Wade) Foley, Oshkosh, WI, Nathan (Megan) Shaw, Holmen, WI; Great Grandchildren: Owen, Isaac, Gabrielle and Isabelle; two stepsisters: Maxine Meyers and Florence Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Darrell Shaw; stepbrothers, Paul Koch and Donald Koch; and stepsister Eleanor Koch.


Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. Pastor Charles Miller will officiate with burial following military honors. Friends may call from 10am till the time of service.

In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church.

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