Stanley L. Shaw

Stanley L. Shaw, 68, of Sun Prairie, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 at the University Hospitals in Madison of pancreatic cancer.

He was the son of Merval and Blanche (Ellis) Shaw and was raised on a farm in the town of Moundville near Endeavor.

Stan married Barbara Ken-nedy on Oct. 14, 1961.

He was a graduate of Portage High School and the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course.

Stan spent 30 years in the financial and securities field with B.C. Ziegler and Co. in West Bend.

He then became a director of Development for the Wisconsin State Fair Park and was instrumental in developing and building the new Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center facility.

In 1997 he was appointed by Tommy Thompson and Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel to serve as executive assistant to the secretary followed by moving to the position of administrator: Agricultural Development and Marketing and International Trade.

Stan was very active in community service activities, especially those related to youth activities.

He also served as president and board member for the Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ozaukee and Washington counties 4-H foundations, Wisconsin Angus Association, Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and State Fair Park Youth Foundation.

Stan and his wife, Barbara were honored to be named advisor of the year by the National Junior Angus Association. Other awards included Lifetime Achievement award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Friend of Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association for his work with youth programs; and a service award from the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.

His latest project was the development of the Wisconsin Institute for Heart and Lung Transplants Research to improve the quality and longevity of life for transplant patients.

Stan enjoyed time spent with his family, especially if it involved showing livestock.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Mary (Mark) Ditchey and Ann (Mike) Calkins and five grandchildren, Zach Ditchey, Torrey, Bradley, Mariah and Kaden Calkins, all of Sun Prairie.

Also surviving are his father, Merval of Endeavor; a sister, Edna Mae Cragin of Montello; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann (James) Miller of Rio and Jeanette (John) Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were his son, Stanley "Boomer" Shaw; his mother, Blanche; his in-laws, John and Mary Kennedy; his sister, Mildred Kempley; and a brother-in-law, Casey Cragin.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Sun Prairie, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding.

Burial was in Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

The Tuschen-Newcomer Fun-eral Home, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, (608-837-5400) assisted the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds are being established.