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Lewis Ray Shaw

January 5, 1925 August 18, 2018
Lewis Ray Shaw
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Obituary for Lewis Ray Shaw

Lewis (Lew) Ray Shaw, 93, of Rosedale passed away August 18, 2018.
Lewis was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, January 5, 1925, to Leslie and Mary Shaw. He graduated from Richland High School in 1942. Upon graduation he enlisted into the Army where he served as a Staff-Sergeant with the 69th Infantry. During World War II he served in the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theater, where he earned three battle stars and was presented the Bronze Star for exemplary leadership in combat, along with the Combat Infantry Badge.
He later married Rosemary Lee from Rosedale and began farming. He graduated from Purdue Agricultural Extension School, which was taught at the Tangier High School. He took great pride in his farm and pleasure in raising livestock. When he was not farming, he enjoyed golfing, traveling, and most of all, spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church, the Rosedale American Legion and Clinton V.F.W.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, and his son, Dan Shaw.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rosemary; his daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Russell, and daughter-in-law Patt Shaw; grandchildren, Emily and Scott Luc, and Aimee Shaw; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Connor Luc; his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Shaw; and several nieces and nephews.
Working with Rosemary by his side, playing golf with his son, and watching his granddaughter play basketball were some of his happiest times.
He was truly one of the last remaining survivors of ‘The Greatest Generation’.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on August 22, 2018 at Rosedale Cemetery.

Care and arrangements entrusted to Cottrell- Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale.

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Rosedale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Street
Rosedale, IN 47874

Cemetery Street Rosedale 47874 IN
United States

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