BLAIRSTOWN:  Kenneth James Shaw, age 85, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo following a two-month battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from Noon until 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton, followed by a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, with Rev. Dwayne Potter officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the M.J. Kirby American Legion Post #170 of Blairstown.  A memorial fund has been established.

Kenneth was born on July 23, 1932 in Osterdock, IA, the son of James and Mabel (Bond) Shaw. He served his country in the United States Army.  On July 17, 1982, he was united in marriage to Shirley Abernathey in Blairstown.

Kenneth worked as a truck driver, most notably with J.M. Swank and dearly loved his profession.  In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Blairstown; children, Sheryl (Bob) Nieland, Cindy (Dick) McBride, Carolyn (Frank) Kohlmeyer, Sandee (Roger) Beck, Roberta (Jerry) Macauley and Bill (Dana) Glime; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Cynthia in infancy; daughter Jolynn (Robert) Molenburg and their children Echotrina, Atrail and Calina; grand-daughter, Brittney Glime; and his siblings Vi, Olie and Mary

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