William A Shaw

November 27, 1922August 4, 2018

Age 95, of Blaine, formerly of Champlin, MN, passed away on August 4th, 2018. World War II veteran. Avid toy maker. Member of Meadowcreek Church. Preceded in death by his parents, John & Anne Shaw; brothers, James & John; sisters, Anne, Joan, Elizabeth, Shirley & Kathryn. Survived by brother, David (Joanne) of California; 4 nieces and 4 nephews.


William A Shaw

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John O'Brien

August 8, 2018

Dear Uncle Bill,
You were an angel on earth as you are in heaven. Your niece and nephew, Ann (O'Brien) Sachs and John O'Brien have 100s of fond Minnesota summer memories in Anoka. Thank you for your gifts of love, time and talent. I remember Uncle Bill for the toys he made for Dan and Matt, boating on the Mississippi river and singing at church. Ann and I made this recording on 8/5 to celebrate Bill's love of the Lord and his gifts of creation.

Love Annie and Johnny

Renae Harryman

August 7, 2018

Many happy memories with Uncle Bill , swimming, skiing, boating and fishing or just sitting watching the Mississippi. Working on puzzles, playing board games, watching the chipmunks and birds. Riding on his motorcycle, even riding on the lawn mower, or in the wheelbarrow. Watching him clean the fish that we caught. To take back to the farm for my grandparents in Blooming Prairie. And eating as many berries as we wanted. Even baking cookies for him. He was the kindest person that would do anything for his extended family. And friends. Plus the train he had set up took over the hole basement until he started making toys out of wood. Uncle Bill we will miss you.