Glenn Shaw

Glenn Shaw

Walnut Grove Funeral Home – Walnut Grove, MN


Glenn Shaw

Glenn R. Shaw age 101 of Walnut Grove passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Prairie View Health Care Center in Tracy. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 6 at the Walnut Grove Methodist Church with Chaplain Kenneth A. Haack officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to the Walnut Grove Public School or Walnut Grove Methodist Church.  The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Glenn Russell Shaw was born June 4, 1909 in Hitchcock, South Dakota to David and Anna Shaw.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.  Glenn graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1927, graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1932, and received his Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1946.  He was united in marriage to Marguerite Morris on July 20, 1933 in Hot Springs, SD.  Glenn was a teacher and school administrator for 42 years, beginning his teaching career in Canova, SD.  He then taught in Hitchcock and Miller, SD.  Glenn was a Superintendent of schools for 33 years in the following schools: Iroquois, SD; Boyd, SD; Ellendale, MN; and Walnut Grove; retiring in 1974.  He served as a school administrator at Red Bird Mission and Henderson Settlement following his retirement.  Glenn was active in church affairs.  He served as President of the Walnut Grove Community Club and was the first president of the Walnut Grove Development Corporation.  Glenn was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a Lay Pastor for over 35 years.  He also served as Secretary of the Minnesota Conference Aid Fund for Minnesota Students, and was a member of several Conference Committees.  He was a Charter Member of the Walnut Grove Lions Club, and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.  Glenn enjoyed music, fishing, reading, and spending time with his family. 

Glenn is survived by one daughter Mrs. Richard (Macel) Ovick of Minneapolis; a sister Mrs. Jeanette Tabor of Rapid City, SD; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Marguerite, daughter Kay McDonald, son Glenn (Morrie) Shaw, sister Beryl Haag, and two grandchildren Sandra Human and Rodney Cromwell. 


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