Clinton L. Shaw
Clinton Leroy Shaw age 84 of Tracy passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Wabasso.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.
Visitation will be held at noon until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church in Tracy with a 12:00 p.m. CCW and Knights of Columbus Rosary service. Interment is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy. The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Clinton Leroy Shaw was born November 16, 1925 in Holly Township, Murray County, MN near Dovray to Roy and Hazel (Severson) Shaw. He was baptized in the Catholic faith and made his first communion and confirmation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Clinton attended country school in Holly Township. As a young man, he worked as a farm laborer for 10 years from 1940-1950. On July 10, 1947, Clinton was united in marriage to Augusta Verstraete at St. Mary’s parsonage in Tracy. In 1951, Clinton worked as a wholesale and retail distributor for Springfield and Oak Grove Dairies until 1964. He also drove school bus and worked on the railroad part time. In 1967, he began employment as Fertilizer plant manager for Standard Oil in Revere, MN, and in 1968 was transferred to the Tracy plant where he worked until 1978 when he retired due to health problems. He also worked as an Electrolux Vacuum salesman for 40 years. Clinton played baseball for the Tracy Engineers and also managed the team for a couple years. Clinton was a member of the Tracy Lions Club, the Plum Creek Saddle Club and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, watching the Twins, and spending time with his family and friends. He also loved working with his horses and watching his children and grandchildren’s activities. He had a smile that could light up the room, and was well liked by all who knew him.
Clinton is survived by his children: Ronald (Cheryl) Shaw of St. Paul, Bruce Shaw of Shakopee, and Cindy (Tom) Rignell of Tracy; grandchildren: Wade, Derek and Taylor Rignell and Kevin and Kimberly Shaw; great grandson Rocco; four brothers: Curtis (Dolores) Shaw of Garvin, Kenneth (Donna) Shaw of Tracy, Robert (Lois) Shaw of Gilbert, AZ, & Lee Shaw of Marshall; sister Linda Shaw of Tracy; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Augusta, two brothers and three sisters.