Glenn M. Shaw, 61, of Henning, Minn., died Jan. 16, at the Good Samaritan Center in Battle Lake, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 beginning at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hewitt, Minn., with Pastor Jill Pawlowski officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.
Glenn Myron Shaw was born on Jan. 20, 1951, the son of Bernard and Donna (Chapin) Shaw in Perham. He attended school in Perham. He was a boy full of energy, enjoying the sports of fishing and hunting; along with him was his loyal dog Kiyi. Glenn was raised in the country near Richville, giving him plenty of room to roam. He continued his love of the outdoor sports until he no longer could walk the woods or get in a boat by himself.
Glenn joined the Navy in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1970, due to medical reasons. The following year, 1971, he met his wife to be, Valerie Schultz from Frazee, Minn. On Aug. 5, 1972, they were united in marriage at the Evergreen Lutheran Church of Evergreen, Minn. The couple lived near Richville for 35 years, raising four boys; living the last four and half years near Henning.
Glenn was involved in his sons' baseball games, not only as a supporter, but also as a coach. He attended all the games, rain or shine. As a young man he played on a team, loving the competitiveness.
Glenn was a heavy equipment operator, an insurance agent, and owned a wrecking yard. He graduated from Detroit Lakes Vocational College with a degree in auto body. As he worked in the yard, he also painted cars and did mechanical work.
Surviving Glenn is his wife, Valerie; sons and grandchildren, Chaunce (Jennifer) and Siqoya of Frazee, Corey (Michelle) and Preston and Owen of Perham, Curt (Amanda) and Tucker and McCoy of Richville, and Chad of Henning; mother, Donna (Paul) Lwein; sister, Faye (Alan) Damlo; along with many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Preceding Glenn in death is his father, Bernard; his brother, Neal; Grandpa and Grandma Chapin; and Grandpa and Grandma Shaw.
Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.