2016 April 30: Dolores G. Shaw

Dolores G. Shaw, 97, of Clutier, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A private graveside service will be held at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier with Father Michael Mescher officiating.


Dolores was born on Sept. 29, 1918, in Cordova, Neb., the daughter of Charles W. and Margaret A. (Miller) Fish.


Dolores grew up in Omaha, Neb., and as a young woman worked at the Adjutant General's Office in Omaha. Later she worked at Me Too and Osco Drug-Union Pharmacy in Cedar Rapids.


On June 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Marion F. Shaw in Grinnell, Iowa. Dolores resided in Cedar Rapids for 25 years until 1979 and then moved to Clutier and later to Fairfax. She was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. Dolores enjoyed embroidery, reading and puzzles. She was a Chicago Cubs fan.


Survivors include her children, Sharlene (Dennis) Merta of Fairfax, Susann Kruse of Fairfax, Nancy Palmer of Fairfax, Patrick Shaw of Cedar Rapids and Patricia (Jerry) Detling of Newhall; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.


Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Marion, in 1985; one son, Michael Shaw; one son-in-law, Lyle Kruse; two grandsons; and two brothers, Charles and Bernard Fish.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.


Dolores was an amazing mom, grandma and great-grandma and will be loved and missed by all.

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