Violet Irene Shaw

Violet Irene Shaw (nee Thompson) of Hartford went home to be with the Lord while in the presence of her family on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. She was 83 years old.

She was born July 20, 1922 in Neilsville to Charles and Cornelia (nee Severson) Thompson. She married Clarence B. Shaw on July 26, 1941 in Neilsville.

Violet enjoyed reading; she was especially fond of Louis Lamore western novels, and also loved to do needle point. She loved talking about her past with her family.

Violet and Clarence were heavily involved in service positions with several veteran organizations including: The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Violet was cited for her outstanding leadership of the VFW Buddy Poppy charitable program while living in Grand Junction, Colo.), and Disabled American Veterans.

She is survived by five children, David (Rachelle) Shaw of Milwaukee and his son, Bryan of Grand Junction; Dana (Donald) Legas of Beaver Dam and their children, Denise (John) Checolinski of Mayville, Danielle (Scott) Steinhorst of Hartford and DJ (Tracy) of Mayville; Gregory (Laurie Onasch) Shaw of Richfield and daughters, Melissa (Jason) Charleston of Stoughton, Rachael Unger of Milwaukee, Hailey Onasch/Shaw of Richfield; Kathleen (Jerry) Harris of Grand Junction, and sons, Jarrod (Jordana), Justin (Jamie) and Jordan of Grand Junction; and Todd (Pam) Shaw of Hartford and their children, Nathan, Stephanie, Adam and Lindsay Shaw of Hartford. Violet also was blessed with fourteen great-grandchildren.

Violet is further survived by two sisters, Virginia Brady (twin sister) of Simi Valley, Calif. and Alice Mazola of Bartlett, Ill.; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 brothers and sisters, and her husband, Clarence Shaw, (deceased in 1994)

Funeral services for Violet were Monday, April 17, 2006 at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford, with Pastor John Bass of Cedar Springs Church of Slinger officiating.

Family greeted relatives and friends prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be next week in Grand Junction, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Clarence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Violetís name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Buddy Poppy program, which supports the welfare of veterans and their dependants, would be greatly appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.